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The Halloween Spectacle

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"'Guess what?" said Sam when the two of them walked home from school the next afternoon. 'My mom got me my Halloween costume at Emmet's yesterday!" 'Which one?" asked Jake nervously. Please please don't say the astronaut suit, he thought.

'A robot!" said Sam. 'It's so cool. It has flashing lights and a button you press to make really weird robot noises."

'Sounds great!" said
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Paperback, 56 pages
Published November 16th 2005 by iUniverse
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Mel
Sep 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: school-age kids who love Halloween
Recommended to Mel by: the author
Shelves: spooky, own
(from my blog entry)Disclaimer: I received this first book as a complimentary preview.

The Halloween Spectacle, by Lesley Hershman, is geared for elementary school ages (the young hero is in the 4th grade) and it's really sweet.

Jake desperately wants a very pricey store-bought costume, but money is tight. An older neighbor lady offers him some seeds with some very complicated directions, promising a Halloween spectacle. One thing I liked about the book is that it does not have a predictable endi
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Cameron Chaney
Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade, spooky
I picked up this little book at a library book sale last year thinking it'd just be something cute to read for Halloween. And it is cute, but I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. It had a certain charm and magic to it that really surprised me. It reminded me of the good old days when Halloween seemed like a bigger deal to people and when there were always plenty of spooky children's books to read at Fall-time, so it was very nostalgic as well. The Autumn atmosphere it presented was clear ...more
Joanne P. Hallahan
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Aug 17, 2016
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Oct 02, 2014
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