The Halloween House

Erica Silverman; Illustrated by Jon Agee

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Little do two escaped convicts seeking refuge know that they’re about to encounter these werewolves and nine other creepy creatures, all ready for their Halloween haunt. The night is long, and the crack of dawn finds the lawbreakers making a beeline for the safety of their cell. Erica Silverman’s spooks might upset Jon Agee’s cons, but they're sure to enchant all young Halloween lovers. The sparkling verse is matched by pictures that are an irresistible combination of skill and wit.

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Praise for The Halloween House

“No booooos for this enjoyable Halloween story—just plenty of giggles.”—The Horn Book Magazine
“A natural candidate for reading aloud . . .”—Kirkus Reviews
“A hilarious spoof of the counting classic Over in the Meadow . . . This is going to be a hit if read aloud or read alone, no matter what time of year.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“The very funny story is matched by hilarious illustrations in a style reminiscent of New Yorker cartoons. This will be a story hour hit all year round.”—Booklist

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About the Author

Erica Silverman; Illustrated by Jon Agee

Erica Silverman is the author of the beloved Halloween story Big Pumpkin (illustrated by S. D. Schindler) and other picture books, as well as the Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series. Her newest book, There Was a Wee Woman . . . , is being published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in Fall 2008. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Jon Agee is the author and illustrator of many books, including Milo’s Hat Trick, Palindromania! and Terrific, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. His newest book, Nothing, was just released in Fall 2007. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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The Halloween House
Erica Silverman; Illustrated by Jon Agee


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Trade Paperback
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August 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312380137
ISBN10: 0312380135
Picture Book
7 3/4 x 11 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: AD390L
F&P Level A-Z: M
AR Quiz Number: 19933
AR Points: 0.5


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