HALLOWEEN PARADE by Mary Lystad

HALLOWEEN PARADE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There are really two Halloween parades here but neither is worth more than a passing glance. The first moves through Bob's head during class as he tries to choose a costume for the next day's party: he could dig for treasure as a pirate but he was a pirate last year, he could stalk lions and tigers and bears as a wild animal hunter but there aren't any wild animals around, and there are already too many ghosts and monsters and firemen among his classmates. Finally Bob comes to the real Halloween parade as a magician with a hat full of rabbits -- but as this comes as no improvement over his previous ideas and as the other children -- witch, ballerina, hobo, etc. -- are in similarly common costumes, you can march right by this one.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1973
Publisher: Putnam