An Amusing Halloween Read


One of my favorite authors, Ray Bradbury, provides a wonderful fantasy Halloween romp in his 1972 book ‘The Halloween Tree’.

“It was a small town by a small river and a small lake in a small northern part of a Midwest state,” reads the opening line.

In the typically quirky, spooky fantasy style only Bradbury can conjure, we follow the mysterious Mr. Carapace Clavicle Moonshroud as he leads a group of eight Halloween-dressed boys on a trick-or-treating journey that turns into a mission across time and space to find the group’s missing friend, Pipkin. Along the way, they discover the role that fear of death, ghosts, and the supernatural have in shaping our world.

This adventure is just pure Ray Bradbury fictional fun.

3 thoughts on “An Amusing Halloween Read

  1. I haven’t read anything by Ray Bradbury, and I’ve obviously been missing out on some great works. I’ve seen lots of his quotes around on Twitter, and they’re always meaningful and thought-provoking. This book sounds like a good one to start with. 😀

    • I find him a quirky, interesting author with a wonderfully vivid imagination. He never owned a vehicle and rode his bicycle wherever he went, especially to the public library he frequented often for ideas and inspiration.

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