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eBook The Halloween Tree ePub

by Ray Bradbury

  • ISBN: 055320064X
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (October 1974)
  • ePub book: 1118 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1788 kb
  • Other: doc lrf txt lit
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 658

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Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012, author. The Halloween tree, Ray Bradbury ; illustrated by Gris Grimly. The wind outside nested in each tree, prowled the sidewalks in invisible treads like unseen cats.

Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012, author. pages cm. Story originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf (c) 1972. Summary: A group of children and a "spirit" go back through time to discover the beginnings of Halloween. ISBN 978-0-553-51270-0 (trade) - ISBN 978-0-553-51271-7 (lib. bd. - ISBN 978-0-55351272-4 (ebook). Tom Skelton shivered. Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel because it was All Hallows' Eve.

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury . 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.

The Halloween Tree book. After having read The Halloween Tree, I have decided that I will now read Ray Bradbury every October. October is meant for Bradbury. There is so much to love about this book ~~ The Halloween Tree is the They thought of All Hallows' Night and the billion ghosts awandering the lonely lanes in cold winds and strange smokes. The Halloween Tree ~~ Ray Bradbury. I have a tradition of reading Charles Dickens every December. It may be a short story or a full length novel, but December is meant for Dickens.

Or Ray Bradbury's classic The Halloween Tree. The company who released 'The Halloween Tree', Yearling Books, publishes children's books for ages 8-12. I am fifty-eight-years old and an avid reader. Eight boys set out on a Halloween night and are led into the depths of the past by a tall, mysterious character named Moundshroud. Bradbury's lyrical prose whooshes along with the pell-mell rhythms of children running at night, screaming and laughing, and the reader is carried along by its sheer exuberance.

Becaus. oe Pipkin was the greatest boy who ever lived. The grandest boy who ever fell out of a tree and laughed at the joke. g his friends a mile back somewhere, stumbled and fell, waited for them to catch up, and joined, breast and breast, breaking the winner’s tape

The Halloween Tree is a 1972 fantasy novel by American author Ray Bradbury, which traces the history of Samhain and Halloween.

The Halloween Tree is a 1972 fantasy novel by American author Ray Bradbury, which traces the history of Samhain and Halloween. 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.

In The Halloween Tree, master of fantasy Ray Bradbury takes readers on a riveting trip though space and time to discover the true origins of Halloween

In The Halloween Tree, master of fantasy Ray Bradbury takes readers on a riveting trip though space and time to discover the true origins of Halloween. About The Halloween Tree. A fast-moving, eeri. ale set on Halloween night.

tale set on Halloween night.

"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

Comments

Phobism Phobism
Yet another great story from the master of modern storytelling. Bradbury’s longful writing of adolescent boyhood stirs memories in all men who read them in later years. They harken back to endless summers and the long nights of autumn that ever young lad lived for. This book, though simple in its delivery stirs memories of times when being a mischievous boy was not such a bad thing and when monsters still lurked in the shadows despite what your parents told you. It’s an artful history lesson in the origins of Halloween, a frequently taken for granted and misunderstood holiday in 21st century America. Coming from someone who sadly hasn’t had the pleasure of having trick or treaters haunting my doorstep for several years now, I find this story refreshing and nostalgic. Would that we all could go back to our childhood and experience just one more magical and spooky All Hallows’ eve...
Hinewen Hinewen
I came upon the Halloween Tree while searching for a good book to put me in the holiday spirit. I wanted something spooky, but not persay terrifying. I am happy to say this book delivered that very nicely indeed.

Ray Bradbury spins the tale of a group of friends looking for the ultimate halloween scare. Trick or treating simply is not good enough and so they sneak out a haunted house. When they arrive however it os not unoccupied and they are taken on a journey through history by Mr. Mounshoud to learn about different cultures representations of halloween. They race through Egypt, Rome, France, Mexico and other wonderful places trying to save their frind Pipkin while learning how the different countries celebrate and honor their loved ones who have passed on.

I am always fond of Ray Bradbury books, but I have to go with four stars because sometimes his writing style looses me. I will be reading along and suddenly feel like the subject matter changed without a clear path as to how we got here or where we are now. I recommend this book for anyone looking for some light educational reading on a very interesting subject.
Tolrajas Tolrajas
So glad I remembered this book for Halloween this year. I originally read this when I was in 6th grade. My memories of it were sketchy at best - mostly images and names. It didn't take long to see why the images were so vivid given that the chapters were adorned with some of the most vivid pen and ink pictures, 3 of which have been etched in my brain at Halloween memories all my life.

While Bradbury is known for his work in "science fiction" The Halloween Tree shows he is just a storyteller regardless of the genre you put him in. Bradbury fans will feel themselves transported back to Green Town, Illinois, though it is not ever called out.The wind, the ravine, the small town atmosphere. And on this night, a much deeper magical power comes out.

It is a vivid and amazing story worthy of reading to get you in the mood for October.
HeonIc HeonIc
The Halloween Tree is one of the most genuinely delightful books I have read in a long time. I’ve been a fan of Bradbury for some time, and he’s well known for his prolific contributions to American literature as well as his innovative writing style. The Halloween tree offers up the best of Bradbury, from his gleeful menage of metaphors and onamonapia to his strong thematic sense, in a slim little book suitable for readers age “11 and up”.
On Halloween night in the American heartland, eight young boys gather for a evening of costumed carousing. Their revels lead them to the creaky gothic manor of the eccentric and ancient Mr. Moundshroud, who reveals to them the enormous Halloween tree, bedecked with thousands of flame-mouthed jack-o-lanterns. When something dark arises out of the shadows to snag the most beloved of the gang, Pipkin, Moundshroud leads the boys on a merry journey through Halloweens past in the hopes of finding Pipkin and rescuing him.
The book thrusts its reader into ancient Egypt, the old Britain of the Druids, Notre Dame herself, and the glowing graveyards of Mexico at breakneck speed. The narrative is immersive, and full of the spiced scents and sweet tastes of a hundred Halloweens. As far as the spooky factor goes, the book is more of an eerie adventure than anything resembling horror, so even the most scare-adverse readers can settle in to enjoy it. The illustrations by Gris Grimly (cover art featured above) set the perfect mood and embody the freedom of movement in the writing style. I would have enjoyed a little girl or two getting in on the adventure, and indeed this book contains not a single female character, but since The Halloween Tree was published in 1972, I’m willing to to chalk that up to a product of it’s time.
Though the story is simple and the page-count a modest 145, the book explores the history of Halloween, the indissoluble bonds of childhood friendship, and the way humans both ancient and modern have dealt with the passing of light into darkness, and life into death. You’ve heard of the true meaning of Christmas; it wouldn’t be unfair to say The Halloween Tree serves up the true meaning of Halloween in all is dark, gleeful glory.