The Halloween Tree

Autore: Ray Bradbury
Editore: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553512722
Grandezza: 58,12 MB
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"A fast-moving, eerie...tale 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 Pipkin scrambles to join them, he is swept away by a dark Something, 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 Halloween. After witnessing a funeral procession in ancient Egypt, cavemen discovering fire, Druid rites, the persecution of witches in the Dark Ages, and the gargoyles of Notre Dame, they catch up with the elusive Pipkin in the catacombs of Mexico, where each boy gives one year from the end of his life to save Pipkin's. Enhanced by appropriately haunting black-and-white drawings."--Booklist

The Halloween Tree

Autore: Ray Bradbury
Editore: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553512706
Grandezza: 67,43 MB
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Story originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972.

The Halloween Tree

Autore: Ray Bradbury
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007539894
Grandezza: 22,73 MB
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Vista: 4455
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One of Ray Bradbury’s classic stories – available in ebook for the first time.

Death Is A Lonely Business

Autore: Ray Bradbury
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062242121
Grandezza: 14,35 MB
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Ray Bradbury, the undisputed Dean of American storytelling, dips his accomplished pen into the cryptic inkwell of noir and creates a stylish and slightly fantastical tale of mayhem and murder set among the shadows and the murky canals of Venice, California, in the early 1950s. Toiling away amid the looming palm trees and decaying bungalows, a struggling young writer (who bears a resemblance to the author) spins fantastic stories from his fertile imagination upon his clacking typewriter. Trying not to miss his girlfriend (away studying in Mexico), the nameless writer steadily crafts his literary effort--until strange things begin happening around him. Starting with a series of peculiar phone calls, the writer then finds clumps of seaweed on his doorstep. But as the incidents escalate, his friends fall victim to a series of mysterious "accidents"--some of them fatal. Aided by Elmo Crumley, a savvy, street-smart detective, and a reclusive actress of yesteryear with an intense hunger for life, the wordsmith sets out to find the connection between the bizarre events, and in doing so, uncovers the truth about his own creative abilities.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Autore: Ray Bradbury
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501167715
Grandezza: 32,11 MB
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Two boys' lives are changed forever when a sinister travelling carnival stops at their Illinois town.

Holy Ghosts

Autore: Gary Jansen
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101443375
Grandezza: 38,99 MB
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In this remarkable true story, the haunting of a Long Island household forces a respected writer and editor to reevaluate the mysteries of life and death as he struggles with the frightening truths of his childhood home and his town's past. Growing up in Rockville Center, Long Island, Gary Jansen never believed in ghosts. His mother-a devoutly Catholic woman with a keen sense for the uncanny-claimed that their family house was haunted. But Jansen never found anything inexplicable in how their doorbell would sometimes ring of its own accord; or in the mysterious sounds of footsteps or breaking glass that occasionally would fill their home; or even in his mother's sometimes unsettlingly accurate visions of future events and tragedies. Though he once experienced a supernatural encounter in a Prague church as a young man, Jansen grew up into a rationalist, as well as a noted writer and editor. Decades later, in 2001, Jansen moved back into the very same house where he had once grown up to raise a family with his wife. One day in 2007, he encountered a strange physical sensation in his toddler son's bedroom: As I reached into his dresser drawer, I felt something very strange behind me. Startled, I quickly turned around, but there was nothing there. I shrugged it off, grabbed the socks and, as I was walking to the doorway, experienced an odd phenomenon-sort of like an electrical hand rubbing the length of my back. I stopped and stood transfixed. "What the hell is that?" I said to myself. The pressure then seemed to break apart and, for a brief moment, I felt like I had a million little bugs crawling all over my back. Within seconds, however, the sensation was gone. This became the first step in uncovering a frightening, fullblown haunting in his home-a phenomenon that lasted an entire year and eventually included unveiling the identities of the spirits who occupied his house; discovering the chilling story of a century-old murder in his hometown; encountering mind-boggling coincidences between local history and events in his own family; and finally engaging in a climactic exorcism with the help of Mary Ann Winkowski, the real-life inspiration for TV's The Ghost Whisperer. The events of that year-in which Jansen's family was terrified of and terrorized by ghosts in their own home-forever changed how he viewed the mysteries of life and death. Holy Ghosts is not only a gripping true-life ghost story but a funny and touching memoir, as well as a meditation on the relationship between religion and the paranormal, which are often considered at odds with each other but which the author shows are intimately linked.

Shivery Shades Of Halloween

Autore: Mary McKenna Siddals
Editore: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375981667
Grandezza: 74,45 MB
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A rollicking, rhyming Halloween romp—in every color! What color is Halloween? Why, it’s as green as an “eerie glow, evil grin, vile brew, clammy skin,” as white as “cobwebs clinging, a misty trail, a skull, a spook, a face gone pale . . .” Children will learn their colors as they follow a cute little creature on his adventure through haunted halls, moonlit forests . . . perhaps even a Halloween party! Jimmy Pickering’s stylized settings and adorable monsters add a blast of colorful creepy-crawliness that will make kids giggle. Who knew that learning colors could be such spooky fun?

The Halloween Pickle

Autore: Sarah Kage
Editore: Sarah Kage
ISBN: 069226910X
Grandezza: 68,62 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 363
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Patch, Chloe, and the other souls of the Terrabite, known as the Gulch Cemetery, only want one thing. They must retrieve their hearts from the evil entity that has captured their beating organ. They need their hearts to once again celebrate Halloween, their favorite holiday, even though they are dead-dead. What is a Terrabite you ask? Well that will be revealed in the pages of this tale. Arterial A. Flow, the resident evil one, keeps his captured hearts close and wants you to remember that there are more than two places you can go when you die and every Halloween needs a pickle.


Autore: Lesley Pratt Bannatyne
Editore: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781565543461
Grandezza: 28,41 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2316
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Provides information about Halloween and how it is celebrated in the United States, including its origins in Celtic holidays, the contributions of immigrants, and the meaning behind Jack-o-lanterns.