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One Halloween Night

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  144 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
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Category: Halloween

Wendell, Floyd, and Mona can't seem to avoid trouble, particularly on Halloween! It all starts when a black cat crosses their path while they're walking home from school, which seems to cause all their costumes
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published 1999)
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Maddie Watson
Oct 29, 2014 Maddie Watson rated it really liked it
"One Halloween Night" by Mark Teague is spooky story about three friends and quite the epic Halloween Night. The story starts off leading you on the night will be a terrible Halloween when the trio spots a black cat crossing their path. The old wives tale of a black cat being bad luck starts to ring true when Wendell comes home to find that his mad scientist costume has turned pink in the washing machine. Then floyd found out that he's going to have to take his little sister with him and his fri ...more
Sarah Sammis
Oct 22, 2011 Sarah Sammis rated it really liked it
I've mentioned before how much I love Mark Teague's 1940s style of paintings. He's the sort of illustrator whose books I will read regardless of the subject or the author. I have also mentioned that my children love Halloween books. One Halloween Night by Mark Teague was a must read book when we saw it at the library.

The book takes the sort of what-if worries of Stinky Face in Happy Halloween Stinky Face and plays them straight. Wendell, Floyd and Leona all have costume problems. They also have
Oct 29, 2014 Nancy rated it really liked it
This book tells of friends going out Trick or treating. It tells of neighborhood bullies. The children use their super powers to get away from the kids who are teasing and following them. It tells of the costumes they wore, and the fears they had of other kids teasing them about those costumes. This is a cute book, with nice illustrations.
Nov 08, 2014 Laurie rated it it was ok
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Shelby Royalty
I enjoyed this little story about a few friends who go trick-or-treating together on Halloween. I liked the somewhat fantasy feel to some parts of the story. The illustrations were intricate and very nice. This would be a good story to read to the middle grade levels near Halloween.
Nov 14, 2011 Sandie rated it really liked it
This was a fun book....we both enjoyed reading it!

The drawings are fun and the storyline is fun also! I am not familiar with this writer but have many good things about him and we definately enjoyed this book.

Its about a group of kids whose Halloween is not quite starting off right, thanks to a black cat! Things get a little tense when they run into a gang of witches! But they manage to have a good time, get some yummy treats and have a good time.
Apr 13, 2008 Emily rated it liked it
Very fun. Mark Teague is one of my favorite illustrators so I was delightfully surpised and pleased when we found this title at the library last month.

The vintage childhood drama of this trick-or-treating adventure is too much fun--it's as if Mark Teague pulled his tales out of a collective childhood memory that we all want to claim as our own classic Halloween.

I'm looking forward to checking this one out again next October.

Oct 23, 2010 Marcia rated it liked it
I like Mark Teague. A lot. He's a nice guy who wrote back to my students when they wrote to him ( a big plus in my mind) His illustrations are wonderful and his stories memorable. But this one missed the mark. The story line proved very difficult for the target audience to follow. Not funny, not scary, with too much picking on each other in a mean way that was never explained. A dud.
Nov 03, 2009 Travis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: classics
A brilliant kids book about three friends who just want to avoid the local bully gang and have fun trick or treating.
They manage to do it, but things get a little strange along the way.

Lots of fun and wonderful art from the always entertaining Mark Teague.
One of those books that I enjoyed as much as my kids.
Scott Bemisdarfer
Sep 17, 2012 Scott Bemisdarfer rated it really liked it
My kids love to be scared...within reason. This is a cute book and is great making kids predict. You can have them predict what's going to happen next. They get a kick when they get it right.
Kristin Lee
The illustrations in this book were very good but I didn't care for the flow of the story very much. The last two pages of the books threw me off and I felt that they were not needed for the story.
Jan 11, 2009 Susan rated it it was amazing
Mark Teague is another fine childrens book author. This is a super fun book to read at Halloween or anytime. Some of the same characters show up in his other books.
Read recently as effort to read more books from Illustrator as Storyteller featured illustrators. I love Teague's style, color, and roundness.
Aug 31, 2011 Amberly rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I enjoyed this more than most Halloween picture books I've read. I liked the return of two characters from A Secret Shortcut.
Apr 10, 2008 Shauna rated it it was amazing
Very fun story. I pull it out every Halloween and the children ooh and aah. "I remember that story! Can we read it?"
Jul 25, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, halloween
38 months - nicely illustrated and the story was fun although a fairly typical trick or treating type one.
My 5 year old loves to recite this one. We will have to read it again soon as October draws near.
Mrs. Brandt
One of my very favorite Halloween read-alouds!
Even older kids (grade 4) love it.
Ellen Brandt
One of my very favorite Halloween read-alouds!
Even older kids (grade 4) love it.
Oct 15, 2009 Kari rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-book
I love Mark Teague's illustrations, don't know if I really love the story.
Mar 27, 2008 Tiff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this every year for Halloween to 2nd grade and the students love it.
Oct 22, 2014 Janae rated it it was amazing
Super cute story with a bit of magic.
Nov 11, 2009 Bridget rated it really liked it
Mark Teague is an amazing illustrator.
Mom Taxi Julie
Oct 18, 2011 Mom Taxi Julie rated it it was ok
This didn't flow well at all.
Oct 10, 2013 Alison rated it liked it
Shelves: halloween
Love Teague's illustrations!
Anca Maria
Jul 12, 2013 Anca Maria rated it it was amazing
I like it.
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Mark Teague has delighted young readers with more than 20 picture books, and he has written many of them himself, including the popular Pigsty, Baby Tamer, and One Halloween Night. He is also the illustrator of Cynthia Rylant's beloved Poppleton series for beginning readers and the best-selling books by Jane Yolen, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight and How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon.

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