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Queen of Halloween (Ann Estelle Stories)

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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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Sep 29, 2008 rated it liked it
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 Strong
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ann Estelle is going trick or treating as a Fairy Queen! Her friend Michael, dressed as a pirate, is going with her. The night is dark and the costumed kids makes Ann Estelle a little nervous. Michael says pirates are brave, and Anne Estelle says "Queens are brave, too." She gets a chance to show her bravery at the last house- an old house with creaky stairs. Instead of turning back she rings the doorbell and is rewarded by getting ALL the remaining candy from the little old lady who lives there ...more
Rosa Cline
Aug 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids, halloween, pirate
Two children are preparing to go out to trick or treat. A little girl dressed up like a Queen and her friend dressed as a pirate. He doesn't seem like he's scared of anything and wants to go without an adult, she doesn't want to seem like she's not as brave but doesn't know what to say. But her dad rescues and says that he needs children to take him. They go along and have fun, until they come to the last house that looks very scary. The children wanted to go alone without Dad. The closer they g ...more
Oct 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
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 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, 2009, 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.
Jun 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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 01, 2009 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
Oct 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
The story is not too exciting, but the illustrations are really cute.
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ahhhh, Mary Engelbreit. One of my favorite illustrators of all time.
A fairy queen and a pirate go trick-or-treating on Halloween and demonstrate to each other what it means to be brave.
Mariah Christensen
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
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.
Jul 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
Typical Engelbreit illustrations with a sweet story about two kids trick or treating and about not being afraid. A good read aloud.
Jennifer Love
Feb 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: child-at-heart
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.
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I will read Mary Engelbreit always and forever! Love her eye for sweet detail!
Amy Winkelman
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
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.
Tina Bartholoma
"Halloween, girl, trick-or-treating, scared of dark,"
Maggie Ignasiak
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I love the illustrations (Engelbreit is a rockstar), and the final portion about bravery is great, but there wasn't much build up in the story to really support the moral.
Kelli Bratten
A cute book about a fun Halloween night. Would be a fun book to read aloud near Halloween.
Nov 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
Mary Engelbreit is my favorite illistrator! And I love her character Ann Estelle.
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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.

Mary’s New York Times bestselling The Night Before Christmas is part of the holiday trad
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