Fiction

Cuyahoga

Author: Pete Beatty

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 383

Longlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel “Cuyahoga is tragic and comic, hilarious and inventive—a 19th-century legend for 21st-century America” (The Boston Globe). Big Son is a spirit of the times—the times being 1837. Behind his broad shoulders, shiny hair, and church-organ laugh, Big Son practically made Ohio City all by himself. The feats of this proto-superhero have earned him wonder and whiskey, but very little in the way of fortune. And without money, Big cannot become an honest husband to his beloved Cloe (who may or may not want to be his honest wife). In pursuit of a steady wage, our hero hits the (dirt) streets of Ohio City and Cleveland, the twin towns racing to become the first great metropolis of the West. Their rivalry reaches a boil over the building of a bridge across the Cuyahoga River—and Big stumbles right into the kettle. The resulting misadventures involve elderly terrorists, infrastructure collapse, steamboat races, wild pigs, and multiple ruined weddings. Narrating this “very funny, rambunctious debut novel” (Los Angeles Times) tale is Medium Son—known as Meed—apprentice coffin maker, almanac author, orphan, and the younger brother of Big. Meed finds himself swept up in the action, and he is forced to choose between brotherly love and his own ambitions. His uncanny voice—plain but profound, colloquial but poetic—elevates a slapstick frontier tale into a “breezy fable of empire, class, conquest, and ecocide” (The New York Times Book Review). Evoking the Greek classics and the Bible alongside nods to Looney Tunes, Charles Portis, and Flannery O’Connor, Pete Beatty has written “a hilarious and moving exploration of family, home, and fate [and] you won’t read anything else like it this year” (BuzzFeed).
Biography & Autobiography

The Story of a Dreamer

Author: Anilu Castro

Publisher: Writers Republic LLC

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 142

View: 377

The life and struggles of an immigrant girl born in Mexico. The story narrates why, how and when she and her family decided to emigrate to the United States. Her testimony relates how she survived a 3-day journey in the desert at age of 11 after failing for the first two attempts. What happened after she made it across, and how she overcame discrimination, depression, temptation and the separation of her family once in the American territory. A real-life story written to inspire and help others overcome their obstacles by seeing life from a different perspective.
Fiction

The Gift Giving: Favourite Stories

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 407

'Joan Aiken's invention seemed inexhaustible, her high spirits a blessing, her sheer storytelling zest a phenomenon. She was a literary treasure, and her books will continue to delight for many years to come' PHILLIP PULLMAN 'Favourite stories, like unexpected presents, are things that you can keep and cherish all your life, carry with you, in memory, in your mind's ear, and bring out, at any time, when you are feeling lonely, or need cheering up, or, like friends, just because you are fond of them.' Joan Aiken is justly famous for her Wolves of Willoughby Chase series, but her greatest love was for short stories, which she wrote prolifically throughout her long career From a princess turned into a pirate parrot to a procession of Father Christmases chased down Fifth Avenue by a rackety horse and cart; from the ghost of a crusader's dog, to a captured mermaid in a flying machine, there is something for everybody in this enthralling collection. These stories showcase Aiken's unique talents - the way she mixed magic and myth with humour to create a kind of modern fairytale. Her stories will appeal to readers of all ages for many years to come. WITH BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS BY PETER BAILEY
Fiction

The Tobacco Cutters and Other Stories of Northeastern Kentucky

Author: Sam L. Bevard

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 632

Readers who are themselves authors have said of Sam Bevard’s previous books: “Beginning Again is a fine first collection of stories from a passionate countryman, gathered as he roamed the countryside embraced by the family farm in his beloved northeastern Kentucky” —Ron Ellis, author of Cogan’s Woods, editor of Of Woods and Waters. “The greatest compliment I can pay a writer of fiction is that the fiction reads true, real people in a real world, and Sam Bevard is that writer in Through the Back Gate.... —Garry Barker, author of Kentucky Waltz (winner of 2007 Kentucky Literary Award for Fiction), Publisher of Flemingsburg Gazette. In this third collection of stories ranging from humorous to tragic to the supernatural, Sam Bevard presents an assortment of characters old and new including: Colonel Dale in his last and greatest conflict, intrepid WW II veteran Eli Mattson, determined to live on his own terms, and Peck Rackham, who in a dog finds the inspiration to reclaim a lost part of his life.
Fiction

The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: 1

Author: Ed Gorman

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 390

In the tradition of The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror and The Year's Best Science Fiction, The World's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories, First Annual Edition finally fills the void for those with a hunger for the best mystery and suspense stories of the past year. Including such bestselling authors as Jeffrey Deaver, Elizabeth George, Faye Kellerman, Jonathan Kellerman, Ed McBain, Anne Perry, and Ruth Rendell, plus many, many others, this volume will positively blow the competition away. For, unlike the other various mystery anthologies, The World's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories collects stories from writers around the globe, including Britain's Silver Dagger short-fiction award winners. It will also be almost twice as big, weighing in at more than 200,000 words, and will arrive two months before the competition. This comprehensive anthology promises to be the definitive annual collection of the very best mystery and suspense stories the world over. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Children Stories

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 56

View: 717

This books contains four stories.CLARA JEAN-Oh, the woes that befall a younger sister when she is invited to play with her older sister.APPLE STEW-When Momma had to look in on Aunt Mary Lou; the children cooked up an unusual dish.TINY-When the family cow had to be milked, Daddy had to build a helper to get this done.BROCCOLI WITH CHEESE-A brother feels that his parents like his sister better than they like him.
Fiction

Jack London's Stories of the North - Complete Edition

Author: Jack London

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1089

View: 457

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "Jack London's Stories of the North - Complete Edition". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: - The Son of the Wolf (1900): The White Silence, The Son of the Wolf, The Men of Forty Mile, In a Far Country, To the Man on the Trail, The Priestly Prerogative, The Wisdom of the Trail, The Wife of a King, An Odyssey of the North. - The God of His Fathers: Tales of the Klondike (1901): The God of His Fathers, The Great Interrogation, Which Make Men Remember, Siwash, The Man with the Gash, Jan, the Unrepentant, Grit of Women, Where the Trail Forks, A Daughter of the Aurora, At the Rainbow's End, The Scorn of Women. - Children of the Frost (1902): In the Forests of the North, The Law of Life, Nam-Bok the Unveracious, The Master of Mystery, The Sunlanders, The Sickness of Lone Chief, Keesh, the Son of Keesh, The Death of Ligoun, Li Wan, the Fair, The League of the Old Men. - The Faith of Men (1904): A Relic of the Pliocene, A Hyperborean Brew, The Faith of Men, Too Much Gold, The One Thousand Dozen, The Marriage of Lit-lit, Bâtard, The Story of Jees Uck.... Jack London is best known as the author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life".
Fiction

The Complete Short Stories by Jack London - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1709

View: 596

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Complete Short Stories’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Jack London’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of London includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Complete Short Stories’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to London’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles
Fiction

JACK LONDON Ultimate Collection: 250+ Works in One Volume: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Poetry, Memoirs, Essays & Articles (Illustrated)

Author: Jack London

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 8228

View: 609

This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. His amazing life experience also includes being an oyster pirate, railroad hobo, gold prospector, sailor, war correspondent and much more. He wrote adventure novels & sea tales, stories of the Gold Rush, tales of the South Pacific and the San Francisco Bay area - most of which were based on or inspired by his own life experiences. Content: The Cruise of the Dazzler A Daughter of the Snows The Call of the Wild The Kempton-Wace Letters The Sea-Wolf The Game White Fang Before Adam The Iron Heel Martin Eden Burning Daylight Adventure The Scarlet Plague A Son of the Sun The Abysmal Brute The Valley of the Moon The Mutiny of the Elsinore The Star Rover The Little Lady of the Big House Jerry of the Islands Michael, Brother of Jerry Hearts of Three Son of the Wolf The God of His Fathers Children of the Frost The Faith of Men Tales of the Fish Patrol Moon-Face Love of Life Lost Face South Sea Tales When God Laughs The House of Pride & Other Tales of Hawaii Smoke Bellew The Night Born The Strength of the Strong The Turtles of Tasman The Human Drift The Red One On the Makaloa Mat Dutch Courage Uncollected Stories The Road The Cruise of the Snark John Barleycorn The People of the Abyss Theft Daughters of the Rich The Acorn-Planter A Wicked Woman The Birth Mark The First Poet Scorn of Woman Revolution and Other Essays The War of the Classes What Socialism Is What Communities Lose by the Competitive System Through The Rapids on the Way to the Klondike From Dawson to the Sea Our Adventures in Tampico With Funston's Men The Joy of Small Boat Sailing Husky, Wolf Dog of the North The Impossibility of War The Red Game of War Mexico's Army and Ours The Trouble Makers of Mexico Phenomena of Literary Evolution Editorial Crimes – A Protest Again the Literary Aspirant ...
Fiction

The complete Stories of the North

Author: Jack London

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1089

View: 498

This carefully crafted ebook: "The complete Stories of the North” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Jack London is best known as the author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". Content: - The Son of the Wolf (1900): The White Silence, The Son of the Wolf, The Men of Forty Mile, In a Far Country, To the Man on the Trail, The Priestly Prerogative, The Wisdom of the Trail, The Wife of a King, An Odyssey of the North. - The God of His Fathers: Tales of the Klondike (1901): The God of His Fathers, The Great Interrogation, Which Make Men Remember, Siwash, The Man with the Gash, Jan, the Unrepentant, Grit of Women, Where the Trail Forks, A Daughter of the Aurora, At the Rainbow’s End, The Scorn of Women. - Children of the Frost (1902): In the Forests of the North, The Law of Life, Nam-Bok the Unveracious, The Master of Mystery, The Sunlanders, The Sickness of Lone Chief, Keesh, the Son of Keesh, The Death of Ligoun, Li Wan, the Fair, The League of the Old Men. - The Faith of Men (1904): A Relic of the Pliocene, A Hyperborean Brew, The Faith of Men, Too Much Gold, The One Thousand Dozen, The Marriage of Lit-lit, Bâtard, The Story of Jees Uck. - Love of Life & Other Stories (1907): Love of Life, A Day’s Lodging, The White Man’s Way, The Story of Keesh, The Unexpected, Brown Wolf, The Sun Dog Trail, Negore, The Coward. - Lost Face (1910): Lost Face, Trust, To Build a Fire, That Spot, Flush of Gold, The Passing of Marcus O’Brien, The Wit of Porportuk. - Smoke Bellew (1902): The Taste of the Meat, The Meat, The Stampede to Squaw Creek, Shorty Dreams, The Man on the Other Bank, The Race for Number Three. - + 19 Uncollected Stories: The Devil’s Dice Box, The Test: A Clondyke Wooing, Even Unto Death, The King of Mazy May, Pluck and Pertinacity, A Northland Miracle, Thanksgiving on Slav Creek, The “Fuzziness” of Hoockla-Heen, The League of Old Men, To Build a Fire, Up the Slide, Chased by the Trail, A Flutter in Eggs, The Hanging of Cultus George, The Little Man, The Mistake of Creation, The Town-Site of Tra-Lee, Wonder of Woman, A Klondike Christmas.
Fiction

Jack London's Complete Stories of the North

Author: Jack London

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1089

View: 455

This carefully crafted ebook: "Jack London's Complete Stories of the North” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Jack London is best known as the author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". Content: - The Son of the Wolf (1900): The White Silence, The Son of the Wolf, The Men of Forty Mile, In a Far Country, To the Man on the Trail, The Priestly Prerogative, The Wisdom of the Trail, The Wife of a King, An Odyssey of the North. - The God of His Fathers: Tales of the Klondike (1901): The God of His Fathers, The Great Interrogation, Which Make Men Remember, Siwash, The Man with the Gash, Jan, the Unrepentant, Grit of Women, Where the Trail Forks, A Daughter of the Aurora, At the Rainbow’s End, The Scorn of Women. - Children of the Frost (1902): In the Forests of the North, The Law of Life, Nam-Bok the Unveracious, The Master of Mystery, The Sunlanders, The Sickness of Lone Chief, Keesh, the Son of Keesh, The Death of Ligoun, Li Wan, the Fair, The League of the Old Men. - The Faith of Men (1904): A Relic of the Pliocene, A Hyperborean Brew, The Faith of Men, Too Much Gold, The One Thousand Dozen, The Marriage of Lit-lit, Bâtard, The Story of Jees Uck. - Love of Life & Other Stories (1907): Love of Life, A Day’s Lodging, The White Man’s Way, The Story of Keesh, The Unexpected, Brown Wolf, The Sun Dog Trail, Negore, The Coward. - Lost Face (1910): Lost Face, Trust, To Build a Fire, That Spot, Flush of Gold, The Passing of Marcus O’Brien, The Wit of Porportuk. - Smoke Bellew (1902): The Taste of the Meat, The Meat, The Stampede to Squaw Creek, Shorty Dreams, The Man on the Other Bank, The Race for Number Three. - + 19 Uncollected Stories: The Devil’s Dice Box, The Test: A Clondyke Wooing, Even Unto Death, The King of Mazy May, Pluck and Pertinacity, A Northland Miracle, Thanksgiving on Slav Creek, The “Fuzziness” of Hoockla-Heen, The League of Old Men, To Build a Fire, Up the Slide, Chased by the Trail, A Flutter in Eggs, The Hanging of Cultus George, The Little Man, The Mistake of Creation, The Town-Site of Tra-Lee, Wonder of Woman, A Klondike Christmas.
Fiction

The Collected Stories of the North by Jack London

Author: Jack London

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1089

View: 683

Jack London is best known as the author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". This ebook presents the collected 78 short stories of the North by Jack London in one book, carefully crafted and formatted for your eReader with a detailed table of contents. Content: - The Son of the Wolf (1900): The White Silence, The Son of the Wolf, The Men of Forty Mile, In a Far Country, To the Man on the Trail, The Priestly Prerogative, The Wisdom of the Trail, The Wife of a King, An Odyssey of the North. - The God of His Fathers: Tales of the Klondike (1901): The God of His Fathers, The Great Interrogation, Which Make Men Remember, Siwash, The Man with the Gash, Jan, the Unrepentant, Grit of Women, Where the Trail Forks, A Daughter of the Aurora, At the Rainbow’s End, The Scorn of Women. - Children of the Frost (1902): In the Forests of the North, The Law of Life, Nam-Bok the Unveracious, The Master of Mystery, The Sunlanders, The Sickness of Lone Chief, Keesh, the Son of Keesh, The Death of Ligoun, Li Wan, the Fair, The League of the Old Men. - The Faith of Men (1904): A Relic of the Pliocene, A Hyperborean Brew, The Faith of Men, Too Much Gold, The One Thousand Dozen, The Marriage of Lit-lit, Bâtard, The Story of Jees Uck. - Love of Life & Other Stories (1907): Love of Life, A Day’s Lodging, The White Man’s Way, The Story of Keesh, The Unexpected, Brown Wolf, The Sun Dog Trail, Negore, The Coward. - Lost Face (1910): Lost Face, Trust, To Build a Fire, That Spot, Flush of Gold, The Passing of Marcus O’Brien, The Wit of Porportuk. - Smoke Bellew (1902): The Taste of the Meat, The Meat, The Stampede to Squaw Creek, Shorty Dreams, The Man on the Other Bank, The Race for Number Three. - + 19 Uncollected Stories: The Devil’s Dice Box, The Test: A Clondyke Wooing, Even Unto Death, The King of Mazy May, Pluck and Pertinacity, A Northland Miracle, Thanksgiving on Slav Creek, The “Fuzziness” of Hoockla-Heen, The League of Old Men, To Build a Fire, Up the Slide, Chased by the Trail, A Flutter in Eggs, The Hanging of Cultus George, The Little Man, The Mistake of Creation, The Town-Site of Tra-Lee, Wonder of Woman, A Klondike Christmas.
Fiction

The Real World, and the Other Real World

Author: Marcia Lewton

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

View: 900

The feature these fifteen diverse stories have in common is the humor that comes of pushing the reality of ordinary life just a few inches over the edge. In the first story, Duke Drunk in the Driveway, a family funeral turns into a double funeral seen through the eyes of a little girl, Gwennie, who also tells the story in Webs. Family shames and secrets are observed by a sharp-eyed child whose parents each try to win her allegiance against the other. The Knitting Nancy and Pastures White with Clover are both told by women at the other end of life, one celebrating her 80th birthday by imagining inviting people from all her old address books to a party, the other wheeling out of the nursing home to go searching for her Own True Love. The real world looks familiar enough in Ephesus, New Jersey. Here a young wife, cowed by the moral correctness of her husband, gets help from the ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, as she takes her own stand. In Gorgonzola Suns a painter is encouraged by her husband through a bad day at an art fair. A letter carrier visists Alaska, in The Frontier, where his dream of eagles helps him break his attachment to a fickle woman. A grieving father in Concordia awaits the arrival of his paranoid son, trying desperately to stay in the present moment and not be overcome by memories of the past and worries of the future. Reality begins to escape the envelope in When the Gift Fits, when a young man finds himself the recipient of a mysterious gift that will teach him something he needs to know as he discovers its meaning. The mother of an endless brood of children escapes her family in Amelioration to live in a mini-warehouse. The next two stories in this collection are written as though the world were perfectly ordinary, but is it? A young man in The Almost Perfect Flaw discovers that his attraction to the perfect woman, who is "frail and light enough to carry in his arms with her long, dark hair swinging down over his elbow-- stricken down in youth by a death that did not leave marks." Longing to be respectable, he has to settle for a woman who is only almost perfect. The heroine of Change at the Fortune Cookie Factory inherits the family business and enhances both divisions, dough and fortunes, far beyond what her parents had accomplished. In the last two stories we move into a more altered realm. The Other Real World begins when a woman gives birth to twins, one of which is a bear cub. Raising the twins carries her into a realm of possibility other than city government and shopping malls. And the narrator of Melanchthon and the Process Server tries to save her numerous babies from disappearing from a house with sixty-five people living in it. "I can believe that there are already sixty-five only by counting them as they leave each morning to forage for their contributions to the daily soup. It is not possible. I compared the area of the house with the area of a person lying down multiplied by sixty-five; it is not possible. But there they go, out the door with their foraging implements: knives, hooks, nets, ropes, a Bible, a can of Dog-Away by which we snatch choice bones, and a ragged five-dollar bil. Sixty-three, sixty-four, sixty-five." These stories deal with life's tough issues, but always the humor rescues them from heavy solemnity.

Childrens Stories

Author: Angie Carlson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 54

View: 335

This book contains four short entertaining children's stories that have been incorporated into one book. CLARA JEAN - Oh, the woes that befall a younger sister when she is invited to play with her older sister. APPLE STEW - When Momma had to look in on Aunt Mary Lou; the children cooked up an unusual dish. TINY - When the family cow had to be milked, Daddy had to build a helper to get this done. BROCCOLI WITH CHEESE - A brother feels that his parents like his sister better than they like him.
Cooking

Treme

Author: Lolis Eric Elie

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN:

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 176

Inspired by David Simon's award-winning HBO series Treme, this celebration of the culinary spirit of post-Katrina New Orleans features recipes and tributes from the characters, real and fictional, who highlight the Crescent City's rich foodways. From chef Janette Desautel's own Crawfish Ravioli and LaDonna Batiste-Williams's Smothered Turnip Soup to the city's finest Sazerac, New Orleans' cuisine is a mélange of influences from Creole to Vietnamese, at once new and old, genteel and down-home, and, in the words of Toni Bernette, "seasoned with delicious nostalgia." As visually rich as the series itself, the book includes 100 heritage and contemporary recipes from the city's heralded restaurants such as Upperline, Bayona, Restaurant August, and Herbsaint, plus original recipes from renowned chefs Eric Ripert, David Chang, and other Treme guest stars. For the 6 million who come to New Orleans each year for its food and music, this is the ultimate homage to the traditions that make it one of the world's greatest cities.
Cooking

The Story of Crisco

Author: Marion Harris Neil

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN:

Category: Cooking

Page: 236

View: 525

Crisco's history began in pre-Civil War America when William Proctor, a candle-maker, and his brother-in-law James Gamble, a soap-maker, joined forces to compete against the other candle- and soap-makers in the Cincinnati area. By cornering the market on cottonseed oil, Proctor and Gable sidestepped the meat packer's monopoly on the price of lard and tallow. With electrification, the need for lard-based candles decreased and the new product needed a new market. With a wealth of cottonseed oil at their disposal, the answer was Crisco. In order to market their product, Proctor & Gamble distributed for free Marion Neil's 1921 cookbook, The Story of Crisco. It provides a history of Crisco, information on the benefits of the product to families, as well as a 615 recipes all using the product.
Video recordings

Video Source Book

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4374

View: 139

A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction.
Juvenile Fiction

Witch Family

Author: Eleanor Estes

Publisher: HMH

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 766

This story of two girls trying to banish a witch is “full of wonderful fun, excitement, and humor” (Library Journal). Old Witch likes nothing better than to fly around on her broomstick, crying “Heh-heh!” and casting abracadabras. But now she has been sent away . . . by two young girls. Amy and Clarissa have decided that Old Witch is just too mean and wicked. So, drawing a rickety old house upon a barren glass hill, they exile Old Witch there with a warning: She better be good, or else no Halloween! But to give Old Witch some company, they draw her a Little Witch Girl and a Weeny Witch Baby . . . Old Witch tries to be good, but anyone would get up to no good in a place as lonely as the glass hill. And Amy and Clarissa are about to find that out, when Old Witch magics them into her world of make-believe-made-real, in “a very special book that is certain to give boundless pleasure—at any time of the year” (The Horn Book). “A classic for Halloween.” —Library Journal