WEIRD! The Complete Book of Halloween Words by Peter R. Limburg

WEIRD! The Complete Book of Halloween Words

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Halloween,"" ""ghost,"" ""haunt,"" ""moan and groan,"" ""owl""--Limburg explores 41 words relating to October 31st, discussing derivation, customs, and usage, while including a generous amount of supplementary information in sections set in smaller type and headed ""Do You Know?"" Quotations from Shakespeare, epitaphs, and such inclusions as a list of monsters from around the world and some of the Devil's many aliases add flavor. Clearly written, with bold, incisively sketched, lighthearted drawings, this should be popular with both children and librarians--who will find it an excellent source of entertaining facts to interject in programs. A treat, not a trick, for anyone who delights in odd facts and the history of words. Timeline; suggestions for additional reading; bibliography; index.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1989
Page count: 122pp
Publisher: Bradbury