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Druscilla's Halloween.

Druscilla's Halloween

Sally M. Walker, author

Lee White, illustrator

Lerner Publishing Group/ Carolrhoda books

241 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55401

9780822589419, $16.95, www.lernerbooks.com

"Druscilla's Halloween" is a children's Halloween tale designed to appeal to ages 5-9. Its unlikely heroine is an eccentric old witch whose creaky knees keep giving her away on her special holiday when she is supposed to tiptoe through town and scare each child (only as much as they want to be scared). The hilarious activities of Druscilla and her cat Drizzle, not to mention her uncooperative donkey and feather-donating chickens make for a fascinating story of the invention of the magic flying boomstick! "Druscilla's Halloween" is a combination of practicality and magic, of belief and persistence, and Druscilla's determination demonstrates that valuable talents can be hidden in very strange packages. "Druscilla's Halloween" is a delightful October tale. The colorful and humorous illustrations add verve and flair to an already bewitching story.

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Date:Aug 1, 2009
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