1st ed. Fine in Fine dj. SIGNED by the author on half-title. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT, eight trick-or-treaters gather at the haunted house by the edge of town, ready for adventure. But when Something whisks their friend Pip away, only one man, the sinister Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud, can help the boys find him. "If you want to know what Halloween is, or if you simply want an eerie adventure, take this mysteryhistory trip. You couldn't ask for better than master fantasizer Ray Bradbury," raves The Boston Globe.
Originally published in 1972, this handsome hardcover reissue celebrates its 35th anniversary. It's the perfect gift for fans of Harry Potter and Philip Pullman.
Critique: Special indeed are holiday stories with the right mix of high spirits and subtle mystery to please both adults and children--Charles Dickens's " A Christmas Carol," for example. Or Ray Bradbury's classic The Halloween Tree. Eight boys set out on a Halloween night and are led into the depths of the past by a tall, mysterious character named Moundshroud. They ride on a black wind to autumn scenes in distant lands and times, where they witness other ways of celebrating this holiday about the dark time of year. Bradbury's lyrical prose whooshes along with the pell-mell rhythms of children running at night, screaming and laughing, and the reader is carried along by its sheer exuberance.
Bradbury's stories about children are always attended by dread--of change, adulthood, death. The Halloween Tree, while sweeter than his adult literature, is also touched at moments by the cold specter of loss--which is only fitting, of course, for a holiday in honor of the waning of the sun.
This is a superb book for adults to read to children, a way to teach them, quite painlessly, about customs and imagery related to Halloween from ancient Egypt, Mediterranean cultures, Celtic Druidism, Mexico, and even a cathedral in Paris. (One caveat, though: Bradbury unfortunately perpetuates a couple of misconceptions about Samhain, or summer's end, the Halloween of ancient Celts and contemporary pagans.) This beautiful reprint edition has the original black-and-white illustrations and a new color painting on the dust jacket. --Fiona Webster
Titre : The Halloween Tree
Éditeur : Alfred a Knopf Inc
Date d'édition : 1972
Reliure : Hard Cover
Illustrateur : Joseph Mugnaini
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : First Edition.
Description du livre Alfred A. Knopf, 1972. État : Fair. Reissue. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP66051410
Description du livre Alfred A. Knopf, 1972. État : Good. Reissue. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP3303309
Description du livre Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. État : VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. N° de réf. du libraire 2709279069
Description du livre Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. État : GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. N° de réf. du libraire 2732130670
Description du livre Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. État : GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. N° de réf. du libraire 2735331275
Description du livre Hardcover. État : Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. N° de réf. du libraire 0KVBKD003TS5
Description du livre Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1988. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Includes dust jacket. Dust jacket shows minor wear and tear, rubbing. Pages are clean, text and pictures are intact and unmarred. N° de réf. du libraire mon0001533488
Description du livre Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. État : Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. N° de réf. du libraire G0394824091I3N00
Description du livre Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. État : Fair. N° de réf. du libraire G0394824091I5N00
Description du livre Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. État : Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. N° de réf. du libraire G0394824091I3N00