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Titre : THE HALLOWEEN TREE
Éditeur : THE DIAL PRESS
Date d'édition : 1973
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st Edition
Type de livre : BOOK
HARD COVER, FIRST USA EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, BLACK BOARDS, NEAR FINE JACKET, SIGNED BY AUTHOR. N° de réf. du libraire 170
Synopsis : "A fast-moving, eerie...tale set on Halloween night. Eight costumed boys running to meet their friend Pipkin at the haunted house outside town encounter instead the huge and cadaverous Mr. Moundshroud. As Pipkin scrambles to join them, he is swept away by a dark Something, and Moundshroud leads the boys on the tail of a kite through time and space to search the past for their friend and the meaning of Halloween. After witnessing a funeral procession in ancient Egypt, cavemen discovering fire, Druid rites, the persecution of witches in the Dark Ages, and the gargoyles of Notre Dame, they catch up with the elusive Pipkin in the catacombs of Mexico, where each boy gives one year from the end of his life to save Pipkin's. Enhanced by appropriately haunting black-and-white drawings."--Booklist
On a Halloween night, eight boys are led on an incredible journey into the past by the mysterious ''spirit'' Moundshroud. Riding a dark autumn wind from ancient Egypt to the land of the Celtic druids, from Mexico to a cathedral in Paris, they will witness the haunting beginnings of the holiday called Halloween.
Ray Bradbury's evocative prose and imagery will send shivers of delight--and spine-chilling terror--through listeners young and old, long after the last candle has died in your jack-o'-lantern.
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