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Summary The Halloween Tree 107 É ❰Reading❯ ➿ The Halloween Tree Author Ray Bradbury – A fast moving eerietale 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 Pip A fast moving eerietale set on HNg 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 Hallowee. This was a fun and uirky read for Halloween Ray Bradbury has a great way of painting a myriad of images in his writing I adored the illustrations by Joseph Mugnaini When I started this book I was hooked immediately and thought this was going to be my 5 star Halloween book for the year The wind outside nested in each tree prowled the sidewalks in invisible treads like unseen cats 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 Everything seemed cut from soft black velvet or gold or orange velvet Smoke panted up out of a thousand chimneys like the plumes of funeral parades I had an awesome feeling of nostalgia as the story was set up and the boys dressed in their costumes and prepared themselves for a night of thrills and adventure Meeting at the haunted house on the outskirts of town the boys realize that one of their own the magnificent Pipkin is in danger In order to save him they must travel back in time with the frightfully fantastic Mr Moundshroud Here the reader journeys and learns about the history of Halloween through the ages and across the continents right along with this pack of boys I thought this was a very clever idea However it was at this point that I lost a bit of interest in the story Too much information was thrown at me too uickly and everything became a bit too chaotic I wanted to sit back and really learn a bit about each place and time but before I knew it I was rushed on to the next Well I'm glad to say I have finally read this book and I am not sorry that I did it certainly provided some entertainment I just wish I could regurgitate some of what I learned about Halloween but I'm afraid Mr Moundshroud's grandiose efforts were a bit lost on me

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Een Kindle town encounter instead the huge and cadaverous Mr Moundshroud As Pipkin scrambles to join them he is swept away by a dark Somethi. The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury is a short novel by the grandmaster that uses as a premise a group of trick or treating boys traveling through time chasing a mysteriously missing friends to create a vehicle for examining the roots and sources of Halloween Probably written for a juvenile or young adult audience Bradbury demonstrates his range and imagination to craft a story that is as entertaining as any of his recognized works The character Moundshroud most likely as a personification of Death is certainly a memorable Bradbury creation

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The Halloween TreeA fast moving eerietale set on Halloween night Eight costumed boys running to meet their friend Pipkin at the haunted house outside The Hallow. They thought of All Hallows' Night and the billion ghosts awandering the lonely lanes in cold winds and strange smokesThe Halloween Tree Ray BradburyI 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 After having read Bradbury's The Halloween Tree I have decided that I will now read Ray Bradbury every October October is meant for BradburyThere is so much to love about this book The Halloween Tree is the story of eight friends who on Halloween try to find their missing ring leader Pipkin The search leads them to an old dark Gothic mansion haunted of course with a tree covered in lit jack o lanterns the Halloween tree It is here we meet Moundshroud who offers to help them find Pipkin but they need to learn the truth about Halloween first From here we are given a tour of Halloween and Halloween like celebrations from around the world from Ancient Egypt to modern day MexicoBradbury is a masterful storyteller What is amazing here is Bradbury takes the concept of death and the ending of one’s own life from a personal to a worldly discussion More than that we learn what it is like to live and grow and even mor importantly about the fluidity of life not an easy task to be sureThere is so much I could say here but I don't want to spoil this for others This is a book to read and reread many times I consider The Halloween Tree a classic and a wonderful surprise for me