Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree

So lets try this again.  We are booked for next Thursday night.

If you cant make it next Thursday please change your RSVP-or if you can please Re-RSVP.

The original listing read............

 

 

Well, here we are again at Halloween-which has traditionally been a themed book month in our group.

 

Soooooooooooooooooo

 

A group of eight boys set out to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, only to discover that a ninth friend, Pipkin, has been whisked away on a journey that could determine whether he lives or dies. Through the help of a mysterious character named Moundshroud, they pursue their friend across time and space through Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, and Roman cultures, Celtic Druidism, Notre Dame Cathedral in Medieval Paris, and The Day of the Dead in Mexico. Along the way, they learn the origins of the holiday that they celebrate, and the role that the fear of death, spooks, and the haunts has played in shaping civilization. The Halloween Tree itself, with its many branches laden with jack-o'-lanterns, serves as a metaphor for the historical confluence of these traditions.

 

Why this book?  We recently discussed doing a Bradbury book, as well as reading some Young Adult Fiction.  And as it is Halloween we kill not 2, but 3, birds with one stone.

 

For whatever reason there are a zillion copies at the Cleveland Public Library, not so much at Cuyahoga County. But it should be easily attainable and its only 160 pages.

 

See you All Hallow's Eve Eve.

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  • Carol P.

    Didn't like the book in some ways but I do think it would have been cool to read aloud, maybe by a bonfire!

    November 9, 2012

  • Aram S. O.

    crappy book - good discussion.

    November 9, 2012

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