The Halloween Tree ~ a vhs tape.
Knew there was a book behind it and found it ~
Both are good, but read the book FIRST ~ always !
As a former children's associate librarian,
I highly recommend "Halloween Tree"
for an excellent historical perspective on the celebration of Halloween through millennia.
Suitable for public school students grades 4-12
and written by the award winning American author Ray Bradbury. Rediscover your American roots,
as well as your connection to global harvest traditions !
|The Little House on the XpressWay 2016|
From the 'net : A group of eight boys set out to go trick or treating on Halloween night, only to discover that a ninth friend, Pipkin, has been whisked away on a journey that could determine whether he lives or dies. Through the help of a mysterious character named Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud, they pursue their friend across time and space through Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, and Roman cultures, CelticDruidism, Notre Dame Cathedral in Medieval Paris and The Day of the Dead in Mexico. Along the way, they learn the origins of the holiday that they celebrate, and the role that the fear of death, spooks, and the haunts has played in shaping civilization. The Halloween Tree itself, with its many branches laden with jack-o'-lanterns, serves as a metaphor for the historical confluence of these traditions.