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The Halloween Tree A Fast Moving, Eerietale 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

  • Paperback
  • 145 pages
  • The Halloween Tree
  • Ray Bradbury
  • English
  • 03 May 2017
  • 0375803017

About the Author: Ray Bradbury

American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938 Although his formal education ended there, he became a student of life, selling newspapers on L.A street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter He bec American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938 Although his formal education ended there, he became a student of life, selling newspapers on L.A street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter He became a full time writer in 1943, and contributed numerous short stories to periodicals before publishing a collection of them, Dark Carnival, in 1947 His reputation as a writer of courage and vision was established with the publication of The Martian Chronicles in 1950, which describes the first attempts of Earth people to conquer and colonize Mars, and the unintended consequences Next came The Illustrated Man and then, in 1953, Fahrenheit 451, which many consider to be Bradbury s masterpiece, a scathing indictment of censorship set in a future world where the written word is forbidden In an attempt to salvage their history and culture, a group of rebels memorize entire works of literature and philosophy as their books are burned by the totalitarian state Other works include The October Country, Dandelion Wine, A Medicine for Melancholy, Something Wicked This Way Comes, I Sing the Body Electric , Quicker Than the Eye, and Driving Blind. In all, Bradbury has publishedthan thirty books, close to 600 short stories, and numerous poems, essays, and plays His short stories have appeared inthan 1,000 school curriculum recommended reading anthologies Ray Bradbury s work has been included in four Best American Short Story collections He has been awarded the O Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America, the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award, among others In November 2000, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters was conferred upon Mr Bradbury at the 2000 National Book Awards Ceremony in New York City Ray Bradbury has never confined his vision to the purely literary He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his animated film Icarus Montgolfier Wright , and has won an Emmy Award for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree He adapted sixty five of his stories for television s Ray Bradbury Theater He was the creative consultant on the United States Pavilion at the 1964 New York World s Fair In 1982 he created the interior metaphors for the Spaceship Earth display at Epcot Center, Disney World, and later contributed to the conception of the Orbitron space ride at Euro Disney, France Married since 1947, Mr Bradbury and his wife Maggie lived in Los Angeles with their numerous cats Together, they raised four daughters and had eight grandchildren Sadly, Maggie passed away in November of 2003 On the occasion of his 80th birthday in August 2000, Bradbury said, The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me The feeling I have every day is very much the same as it was when I was twelve In any event, here I am, eighty years old, feeling no different, full of a great sense of joy, and glad for the long life that has been allowed me I have good plans for the next ten or twenty years, and I hope you ll come along


10 thoughts on “The Halloween Tree

  1. says:

    When their friend Pipkin is snatched away, his eight friends, with the mysterious Mr Moundshroud, go looking for him, crossing time and space and learning all about Halloween.Apart from some of his short stories, I ve never ready any Bradbury Since we re on the cusp of Halloween, I gave this a shot.Thi...

  2. says:

    The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury is a short novel by the grandmaster that uses as a premise a group of trick or treating boys traveling through time chasing a mysteriously missing friends to create a vehicle for examining the roots and sources of Halloween Probably written for a juvenile or young adult audience, Bradbury demonstrates his range and imagination to craft a story that is as entertaining as any of hisrecognized works The character Moundshroud, most likely as a personificati The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury is a short novel by the grandmaster that uses as a premise a group of trick or treating boys traveling through time chasing a mysteriously missing friends to create a vehicle for examining the roots and sources of Halloween Probably written for a juvenile or young adult audience, Bradbury demonstrates his r...

  3. says:

    This was a fun and quirky read for Halloween Ray Bradbury has a great way of painting a myriad of images in his writing I adored the illustrations by Joseph Mugnaini When I started this book, I was hooked immediately and thought this was going to be my 5 star Halloween book for the yearThe wind outside nested in each tree, prowled the sidewalks in invisible treads like unseen cats Tom Skelton shivered Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on This was a fun and quirky read for Halloween Ray Bradbury has a great way of painting a myriad of images in his writing I adored the illustrations by Joseph Mugnaini When I started this book, I was hooked immediately and thought this was going to be my 5 star Halloween book for the yearThe wind outside nested in each tree, prowled t...

  4. says:

    This book and I have a history, and one which I wasn t even aware of until I have actually read it Years and years ago, I saw an opening snippet of a Halloween movie on Cartoon Network it was October and they had Halloween themed cartoons running all day long, from the Addams Family to special episodes of Scooby Doobut this one caught my attention it was a full length animation, and the opening scene featured a bird s eye view on a small town, where dusk had just began to fall, and the sk This book and I have a history, and one which I wasn t...

  5. says:

    Mr Moundshroud proves to be a delightfully light read leaves on the wind Virgil as he takes a group of kids on a roaring fast ride through time on Hallow s Eve to give us the real rundown on mummies, witches, druids, and all the creepy crawlies of history, summing things up with a quintessential Bradburian moral and prosaic reveal.It s perfect for what it is a total...

  6. says:

    I have a tradition of reading Charles Dickens every December It may be a short story or a full length novel, but December is meant for Dickens After having read The Halloween Tree, I have decided that I will now read Ray Bradbury every October October is meant for Bradbury.There is a lot to love about this book The Halloween Tree is the story of eight friends on Halloween trying to find their missing ring leader Pipkin The search leads them to an old, dark, Gothic, haunted house with a tr I have a tradition of reading Charles Dickens every December It may be a short story or a full length novel, but December is meant for Dickens After having read The Halloween Tree, I have decided that I will now read Ray Bradbury every October October is meant for Bradbury.There is a lot to love about this book The Halloween Tree is the story of eight friends on Halloween trying to find their missing ring leader Pipkin The search leads them to an old, dark, Gothic, haunted house with a tree covered in lit jack o lanterns, the Halloween tree It is here we meet Moundshroud who offers to help them find Pipkin, but they need to learn the truth about Hallow...

  7. says:

    It s big, it s broad It s broad, it s bright It fills the sky of All Hallow s Night The strangest sight you ve ever seen.The monster Tree on Halloween.The leaves have burned to gold and redThe grass is brown, the old year dead,But hang the harvest high, Oh see The candle constellations on the Halloween Tree The stars they turn, the candles burnAnd the mouse leaves scurry on the cold wind bourne,And a mob of smiles shine down on theeFrom the gourds hung high on the Halloween Tree.The sm It s big, it s broad It s broad, it s bright It fills the sky of All Hallow s Night The strangest sight you ve ever seen.The monster Tree on Halloween.The leaves have burned to gold and redThe grass is brown, the old year dead,But hang the harvest high, Oh see The candle constellations on the Halloween Tree The stars they turn, the candles burnAnd the mouse leaves scurry on the cold wind bourne,And a mob of smiles shine down on theeFrom the gourds hung high on the Halloween Tree.The smile of the Witch, and the smile of the Cat,The smile of the Beast, the smile...

  8. says:

    I ll be readingBradbury The writing in this is phenomenal, it s delight to read I m not sure why, but the images in my head when reading this were very Tim Burton esque What are some of his other works that I should check out Besides Fahreinheit 451 that is

  9. says:

    There must have been a thousand pumpkins on this tree, hung high and on every branch A thousand smiles A thousand grimaces Eight young boys learn about the origin stories of Halloween with the help of a mysterious character called Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud However, their friend, Pipkin, has been whisked away and the friends will have an important decision to make with regards to whether he lives or dies.This is one of those children s books that can still be enjoyed as an adult It s no There must have been a thousand pumpkins on this tree, hung high and on every branch A ...

  10. says:

    I often find Ray Bradbury s writing a bit precious At some point in his career it seems to me that he becameconcerned with being a GREAT AUTHOR than simply telling a great story And, yes, I felt that way sometimes while listening to The Halloween TreeBUT And that s a rather large BUT But, with The Halloween Tree he did manage to pull off the gorgeous poetic prose, the grand imagery, while telling a wonderful story I don t use the word wonderful often in a serious manner, but he I often find Ray Bradbury s writing a bit precious At some point in his career it seems to me that he becameconcerned with being a GREAT AUTHOR than simply telling a great ...

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