J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet

 
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Who lit the first jack-o'-lantern? What creature of the night must return to his grave by dawn? And why do we holler "Trick or treat"? J is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet invites you to come along on this A-Z adventure and celebration of all things that "go bump in the night." Poetry and prose combine to entertain and educate. H is for Haunted House A haunted house; you better beware. Only enter if you dare. Monsters lurking, looking mean-- Just can't wait to make you scream! Classic autumn games, jokes, and recipes (including gooey deviled egg eyeballs!) help round out the Halloween festivities. Atmospheric artwork blends just enough fun with fright to provide the perfect backdrop. One of Denise Brennan-Nelson's favorite Halloween memories is of her daughters wearing homemade skunk costumes, since the girls are "Mommy's little stinkers." Her other books include Willow and Buzzy the bumblebee. When she's not visiting schools to speak to schoolchildren and teachers, Denise is at home in Howell, Michigan. Born in Hong Kong, Donald Wu grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He studied illustration at the California College of the Arts. Donald's current focus is in children's book illustration, but he also has experience with portraiture and editorial artwork. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Details

Specifications

  • Dewey: 394.2646
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations
  • Hardcover (9781585364435): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2009, 06/29/2009
  • PDF (9781585366019): 40 pages, 10 (w) x 11 (h), © 2011, 03/04/2011
  • Hosted ebook (9781627534277): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
  • Subject: Language Arts

Leveling

  • Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
  • ATOS Reading Level: 5.7
  • ATOS Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 134646
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

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Contributors

Author: Denise Brennan-Nelson

Denise Brennan-Nelson has written a number of books for children, including Tallulah: Mermaid of the Great Lakes, Leopold the Lion, Someday Is Not a Day of the Week, My Momma Likes to Say,and the popular Willow series. As a national speaker, Denise encourages adults and children to tap into their imaginations to create richer, fuller lives. She travels the country, sharing her reading and writing enthusiasm with schoolchildren and teachers. Denise with her family in Howell, Michigan. She strives to spend each day teaching and learning with a creative spirit. Find out more about Denise at www.denisebrennannelson.com.

Illustrator: Donald Wu

Donald Wu grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area after moving there as a child from Hong Kong. Years of drawing doodles in school along with a love of comic books led him to study illustration at the California College of the Arts. His current focus is in children’s book illustration, but he also has experience with portraiture and editorial artwork. Donald continues to reside and draw his “doodles” in the San Francisco Bay Area. J is for Jack-O’-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet is his first book with Sleeping Bear Press.