Mueller, Robin. 13 Ghosts of Halloween. Book Review.

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This book is a fun filled romp through all the scary things of Halloween. It is based on the song The Twelve Days of Christmas.

It starts with a group of children entering a fun house. Each page begins “On the blank stroke of midnight/Oh, nothing frightens me!” One by one the children run away in fear or are snatched up by bats and goblins.

It ends with a single boy surrounded by vampires. “On the 13th stroke of midnight/Yes, something frightened me… a Ghost!” The missing friends suddenly appear under sheets. As the child races away in fear, what might be a real ghost watches him disappear.

As the pictures are cartoonish, the frightening things are not too scary for most children.

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