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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
I've long enjoyed the video adaptation every Halloween, so I thought that I would read the book. And I like it, though I don't think I will be rereading it often. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Henry R Siemer
Such a good book, I had a copy of this when I was younger and my mother sold it. I am happy to add it back to my collection.Published 14 days ago by magicjake7
The Halloween Tree is an oldie but a goodie, and another fine example of the beautifully descriptive writing of Ray Bradbury. Read morePublished 21 days ago by John M. Vizcarra
Great story....I read it in high school and wanted to re-read it! <3Published 25 days ago by Mandy R. Simonds