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Queen of Halloween (Ann Estelle Stories)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  91 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Wearing the perfect fairy queen costume, with her friend Michael by her side, Ann Estelle is ready for a Halloween night on the town. And what a night it is—full of ghosts and mummies and witches and wizards, and lots of candy, of course.

But Halloween can also be a little bit scary, as Ann Estelle discovers when she tries trick-or-treating at the spookiest house in town. I
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by HarperCollins
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This book is about a little girl, Ann Estelle, and her friend who are going trick-or-treating on Halloween. She is dressed as a queen, and her friend, Michael, was dressed as a pirate. Michael thinks they are old enough to go out on their own, but Ann Estelle's father goes with them anyway. At the end of the night, her father stands at the gate and lets the children go up to one house on their own. The house is a little spooky, and they are afraid to ring the bell. When they finally ring it a n ...more
Jennifer McGee
Love the simplicity of the illustrations and the bright bold colors. It's through and through a tribute to the love of Halloween I experienced as a child.
Amy Winkelman
I just love Mary Engelbreit and thankfully so does my daughter. Her drawings are amazing and we love how with this book you also get a paper doll.
Oct 23, 2009 Kathryn rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Mary Engelbreit fans or those looking for a cozy-cute Halloween story
Okay, Mary Engelbreit is totally "commercial" but I still think her work is gosh-darn cute and this book is perfectly cozy-adorable for Halloween. The story is pretty pedestrian, as the little girl and boy go trick-or-treating and are scared of the spooky house, but learn that you have to be a little scared in order to be brave. But, whatever, it's CUTE! And there are a few nice touches like when the kids feel they are big enough to go trick-or-treating without an adult, but the dad says, "Well, ...more
Sep 08, 2009 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2009, childrens, halloween
This is a fun book to read aloud with children. It has colorful illustrations with fun details in the borders and a great story about Halloween. We especially liked the theme that in order to be brave, you have to be at least a little afraid. It was a good way to validate children's fears of the dark and even of scary Halloween characters.
My daughter Ella loves this book and all other Mary Engelbreit books. The stories are always cute & sweet. The the artwork is vintage looking and great! This one is here favorite out of the series because she just loves Halloween! :)
Jul 02, 2009 Jennie added it
Recommends it for: K-2 and Intensive Support Classes
Recommended to Jennie by: Marianne Costello
On Halloween night, friends Ann Estelle and Michael go trick-or-treating with Ann Estelle’s father following. They approach a very scary house and overcome their fear to knock on the door. Theme: Bravery
Mariah Christensen
Typical depiction of characters scared of what they don't know. Most people are scared of the unknown in one area or another. The story was mundane, but the illustrations were cute.
Typical Engelbreit illustrations with a sweet story about two kids trick or treating and about not being afraid. A good read aloud.
Kelli Bratten
A cute book about a fun Halloween night. Would be a fun book to read aloud near Halloween.
Mary Engelbreit is my favorite illistrator! And I love her character Ann Estelle.
The story is not too exciting, but the illustrations are really cute.
Halloween, trick-or-treating, being brave, friends, dress-up
Dec 10, 2009 Tina added it
"Halloween, girl, trick-or-treating, scared of dark,"
My kids like this series of books!
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Mary Engelbreit grew up studying the illustrations in the vintage storybooks of her mother’s childhood, and she developed a unique style that harkens back to those simpler times. Mary’s distinctive images have made her a celebrity to millions, who eagerly snap up gift items, calendars, books, fabrics, and more.

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