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Wendell, Floyd and Mona went out in their costumes expecting to have a fun Halloween evening of trick-or-treating, yet after encountering a group of nasty witches, they quickly realized their Halloween was going be much different from those in the past. 50,000 first printing.
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"Anything can happen on Halloween night," Wendell warns his friends Floyd and Mona when a black cat crosses their path. And remarkable things certainly do happen. At first it's pretty benign stuff--Wendell's mad scientist outfit has gone pink in the wash, Floyd dons a pirate costume only to discover he has to take his baby sister trick-or-treating ("'Pirates don't have little sisters,' he complained"), and Mona's mother forces her to dress up as a fairy princess. But things get more mysterious. Chased by witches (identified as the unspeakable Leona Fleebish and her cronies, but no less scary for that), the three friends flee through the darkening streets and must take refuge in a cemetery. But they needn't have worried. Floyd as a pirate is supernaturally heroic, Wendell makes a very convincing mad scientist and makes them disappear, and Mona taps the magic in that embarrassingly silly fairy princess wand...
Mark Teague's colorful illustrations, particularly his portrayal of the wide-eyed kids, conveys childish anxiety with relish and humor. This warm, funny introduction to "Scare Night" (and the power of costumes!) is intentionally not all that scary. (Ages 3 to 8)About the Author:
Mark Teague developed his writing and painting talents without formal training but with a healthy dose of imagination. Each of Teague's books starts as "notebooks full of sketches and scribbles, strange little drawings, and phrases that seem mostly cryptic that suddenly come together," he explains. His books tackle everything from first graders coping with life on Mars to Shakespearean characters coping with life on earth. Mischievous dinosaurs, witty dogs, nightmare haircuts, messy rooms, closet monsters - all find their way into Teague's wildly inventive books. Teague has also collaborated with many critically acclaimed authors, including Jane Yolen, Audrey Wood, and Cynthia Rylant. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and two daughters. For more information about Mark Teague, visit scholastic.com/tradebooks
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Book Description Scholastic, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0590846256
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0590846256
Book Description Scholastic, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0590846256