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Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Halloween with Pumpkins, Costumes, and Candy (Paperback)

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Trick or treat? Celebrate Halloween is definitely a real treat. Vivid images and Deborah Heiligman's lively, inviting text illuminate the spookiest night of the year. The book lets readers explore Halloween celebrations around the globe as it uncovers the rich history of this holiday, the creepy creatures that come to life in the night, and the origins of such customs as dressing up in costume, carving jack-o'-lanterns, and trick-or-treating. Readers will witness Halloween bonfires in Ireland-believed to be the birthplace of the holiday-Halloween parades in Japan, a costumed pooch in the U.S., and a pumpkin patch by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Halloween folklore, food, games, costumes, and traditions all combine in a most bewitching brew.

About the Author

Deborah Heiligman is the award-winning author of many children's books. Her ability to simplify complex subjects for young readers, specializing in the areas of science and social studies, has brought her wide acclaim. Her National Geographic titles include Honeybees, Babies: All You Need to Know, and High Hopes: A Photobiography of John F. Kennedy. She lives in New York City. Check out www.Deborah and see what's new to CELEBRATE....

Praise For…

"The main text is succinct and appropriate for reading aloud....Decorating the pages are numerous crisp, full-color photos depicting celebrations....An attractive, informative title that will be welcomed in any library." —Booklist (Review of Celebrate Hanukkah)

"These books are such an easy way to show your child the different cultures and celebrations around the world. Heiligman does a great job of bringing otherwise complex subjects to life for children." —Jellymom Book Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9781426304774
ISBN-10: 1426304773
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
Publication Date: August 11th, 2009
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Holidays Around the World
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