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The Headless Horseman

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  60 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Illus. in full color. When the vain, pompous Ichabod Crane tries to steal
away Brom Bones's true love, Bones maneuvers a meeting between his rival and
the legendary Headless Horseman. "Nice, shadowy, colored-pencil drawings that
are dark as well as humorous and expressive, complement the text."-- "School
Library Journal.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published August 4th 1992 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published August 1992)
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Seth Sharpe
Sep 01, 2013 Seth Sharpe rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the book "The Headless Horseman" and think it is a great book for a teacher to have in their classroom. The book is about a skinny, odd looking teacher named Ichabod Crane and his love for a woman in Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod also believed in ghost stories and was frightened very easily. There was another man in town that also liked the same woman, so he and Ichabod clashed over her. There are strange happenings involving Ichabod and he continues to get more and more frightened. He ...more
Nov 08, 2010 Leslie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My 7 year old Thomas just loves the story of the Headless Horseman, so this book was sure to please. We both liked the illustrations which are plentiful and colorful. We also were glad to see that in this particular retelling of Washington Irving's classic tale of the ghost who rides under the light of a full moon, seeking his lost head, that people die! That's right, move over white-washed Disney versions where no one gets hurt, this one ends in a death. AND, the villain MARRIES the damsel! My ...more
Nov 03, 2014 Cara rated it really liked it
Shelves: ell-texts
Great adapted text for Level 1-2 ELL students. Pictures are very descriptive and match the plot.
May 06, 2015 Tseegi added it
it is great book
Nov 09, 2014 Robert rated it liked it
Recommended to Robert by: flowers22
Based on the familiar Washington Irving tale, this was pretty good for an early reader book. It presented the story well. While I suppose it had some "spook" to it, it wasn't too bad.

We learn all about Icabod Crane and his cowardly ways.
Feb 07, 2011 Janice rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-can-read
This should be a satisfactory version for the younger reader. Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones are in love with the same young lady. Brom Bones takes advantage of Ichabod's belief in ghost stories to scare him away permanently.
Dec 28, 2011 Courtney rated it did not like it
Shelves: bobo-challenge
"Too scary, mama." I finally found something to scare him! I was planning on taking him to see the headless horseman attraction and am so glad we read about it first. Maybe next year?
Nov 05, 2011 Sheila rated it liked it
This is actually quite creepy for a children's book, but is an enjoyable, scary version of this classic story.
Aug 18, 2010 Sarah rated it liked it
This book actually is kind of scary, but it is a popular selection here.
Jun 04, 2012 Gray rated it liked it
Everyone of our kids have liked this book.
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Natalie Standiford, author of "How to Say Goodbye in Robot," "Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters," "The Secret Tree," "Switched at Birthday," "The Boy on the Bridge," and "The Only Girl in School," has written picture books, nonfiction, chapter books, teen novels, an entry in the 39 Clues series, and even horror novels for young adults. Standiford also plays bass in the rock band Tiger Beat, with ...more
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