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by Linda Bronson,Carol Greene

The Story of Halloween download ebook
ISBN:
0060295600
ISBN13:
978-0060295608
Author:
Linda Bronson,Carol Greene
Publisher:
HarperCollins (September 1, 2004)
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1219 kb
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1144 kb
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Category:
Holidays & Celebrations
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Rating:
4.5

Today, Halloween means ghosts and goblins and trick-or-treaters ringing the doorbell. Bronson's seasonally colored artwork, accented with purples, uses exaggerated shapes and perspectives for a fresh, modern look.

Today, Halloween means ghosts and goblins and trick-or-treaters ringing the doorbell.

The Story of Halloween book. Find out how this spooky celebration became a much anticipated holiday in this charming book by Carol Greene, with illustrations by Linda Bronson.

by Carol Greene & illustrated by LInda Bronson. Bonfires and full moons cast elongated, autumnal contact shadows in the glowing, curvy, stylized pictures that decorate this simple history of Halloween and its revelers. Beginning with the ancient Celtic/Druid tradition honoring summer’s end, and briefly considering the traditions of the early Romans, the British, the Irish, and Americans, Greene touches on the evolution of some of the customs and conventions of the long-celebrated change-of-seasons festival.

The Story of Halloween by Carol Greene, 9780060295608 .

Find out how this spooky celebration became a much anticipated holiday in this charming book by Carol Greene, with illustrations by Linda Bronson. But this holiday began more than 2,000 years ago, and back then Halloween meant something very different. In the beginning, it was a harvest festivalduring which the people of Great Britain, Ireland, and northern France gave thanks for their harvested crops.

anticipated holiday in this charming book by Carol Greene, with illustrations by Linda Bronson. The Story of Halloween. Who knew that the history of Halloween extended waaaaay farther back than the All Saints Day warding off of evil spirits? And who could have imagined that a Jack-o-Lantern used to be a Jack-o-Turnip.

The Story of Halloween is a children's book written by Carol Greene and illustrated by Linda Bronson. It was first published in 2004. Today, Halloween means ghosts and goblins and trick-or-treaters ringing the doorbell

The Story of Halloween is a children's book written by Carol Greene and illustrated by Linda Bronson. Today, Halloween means ghosts and goblins and trick-or-treaters ringing the doorbell. In the beginning, it was a harvest festival during which the people of Great Britain, Ireland, and northern France gave thanks for their harvested crops.

Bronson's seasonally colored artwork, accented with purples, uses exaggerated shapes and perspectives for a fresh, modern look

Bronson's seasonally colored artwork, accented with purples, uses exaggerated shapes and perspectives for a fresh, modern look. oceedings{Greene2004TheSO, title {The Story of Halloween}, author {Carol Greene and Linda Bronson}, year {2004} }. Over time, Halloween took on new meaning, and people believed that elves, spirits, and scary creatures roamed the earth.

Linda Bronson, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, has illustrated several children's books including Crookjaw, Teatime with Emma Buttersnap, Round and Square, and The Babies Are Landing. She lives in Wethersfield, Connecticut. From Booklist: Gr. 3-5. In this picture book for older children, the origins of Halloween get a straightforward, attractively designed treatment.

Today, Halloween means ghosts and goblins and trick-or-treaters ringing the doorbell. But this holiday began more than 2,000 years ago, and back then Halloween meant something very different. In the beginning, it was a harvest festivalduring which the people of Great Britain, Ireland, and northern France gave thanks for their harvested crops. Over time, Halloween took on new meaning, and people believed that elves, spirits, and scary creatures roamed the earth.

Now Halloween is a time for children to dress in costumes and go door to door in search of treats, but some ancient traditions are still part of this festive night. Find out how this spooky celebration became a much anticipated holiday in this charming book by Carol Greene, with illustrations by Linda Bronson.

Reviews:
  • Worla
I don't particularly like this book..If you have reservations about Religion I would look at the book before letting your child read it. At one point the book mentions the Jack (the Jack of Lanterns) being so mean that people knew he wouldn't get into heaven and that he played dirty tricks on the Devil so he couldn't get into Hell, either...Coming from a Christian Background it was quite a chat talking to my 7yr old how this was a Fiction book...And him still being stuck on the title, "This is the Actual Story of Halloween Mama!" So be warned...Also two pages after there was a page that Confused my son...It said, "sometimes boys dressed like girls and girls like boys..." Even though the story is based on Fiction, I believe that it's just far too confusing for a 2nd grader to comprehend...And if you come from a Christian Background, this may defer their beliefs a bit, and leave them confused.
  • Kagalkree
I love this SECULAR look at Halloween. It presents various stories and mythology surrounding the holiday. I read it every year with my kids.
  • Centrizius
Loved tracing halloween back from Samhain and the Roman/Catholic syncretism with All Saints Day. Loved seeing how traditions like apples for the Roman goddess Pomona and the visiting of neighbors on Samhain asking for treats still lives with us from the Celts. And especially loved the historical references to the potato famine and Irish migration to the US, highlighting the contributions of immigrants to our culture and country. We are a practicing Catholic family (and I have a theology degree) and for my 6 yo there was nothing counterfactual or too out there. Hoping this author has explainers on other holidays or customs!