Every Halloween, the six Herdman kids steal candy, spray-paint other kids, and take everything that isn't nailed down. And this year promises to be the same, until the Mayor decides to up and cancel Halloween. True, that means there'd be no Herdman trouble to contend with, but that also means no candy, no costumes, and no trick-or-treating! Is it possible that the Herdmans themselves could make what looks like a horrible Halloween into the best one ever?
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Barbara Robinson has written several popular books for children, including My Brother Louis Measures Worms, The Best School Year Ever, The Best Halloween Ever, and the enormously popular bestselling novel The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, first published in 1972, which was made into a classic TV movie and on which this book was based. The play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is produced annually in theaters, schools, and churches all over the world. Ms. Robinson has two daughters and three grandchildren.From AudioFile:
This very funny audiobook about a potentially disastrous Halloween celebration proves that good reading is all. Yes, lots of different voices and accents are good, but, as the inimitable stage actress Elaine Stritch demonstrates, pacing, clarity, and an understanding of the material matter most. Stritch, who has narrated all of Barbara Robinson's clever books about the world from a kid's point of view, sounds like the professional she is. She doesn't bother with different voices, but we always know who is speaking. She reads with enthusiasm and enunciation, humor and precision. She likes this book a lot, and so do we. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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