I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads & Instagram connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

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Title: The Halloween Tree
Author: Ray Bradbury
Copyright: 1999
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780375803017
Publisher: Yearling
Author Website: raybradbury.com
Format: Paperback
Rating: 4/5 stars

On a race through history with the mysterious Mr. Moundshroud, 8 boys must learn the secrets and origins of Halloween night in order that they might save the life of their friend, Pipkin, who has been stricken ill on Halloween. Ray Bradbury weaves an imaginative story that creates a rather simplified but no less interesting history of Halloween night and the customs and cultural significances throughout history that help to create the holiday that we celebrate today. With his usual imagery, Bradbury's story is steeped in the eerie and sometimes scary nature that is Halloween night. One of my favorites to read this time of year.

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