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Darlene Halloween and the Great Chicago Fire Peter J. Welling

Darlene Halloween and the Great Chicago Fire

Peter J. Welling

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ISBN : 9781589804791
Hardcover
32 pages
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[A] fun story of how Halloween came to be named--and how some of its traditions evolved.--Midwest Book ReviewA delightful childrens story.--Cannon Courier (Woodbury, TN)In a pumpkin patch in south Chicago, a family of field mice is captured asMore[A] fun story of how Halloween came to be named--and how some of its traditions evolved.--Midwest Book ReviewA delightful childrens story.--Cannon Courier (Woodbury, TN)In a pumpkin patch in south Chicago, a family of field mice is captured as main ingredients for a witchs brew. When they fight back, the mayhem they cause results in the Great Chicago Fire--and the defeat of the last witch in the city.This tongue-twister tall tale about how Halloween came to be is a delightful picture book by writer/illustrator Peter J. Welling. Each of Wellings books tells a story of a popular or lesser-known holiday or event and contains his signature multilayered writing and illustrations with puns and jokes embedded in the dialogue, descriptions, and drawings.Wellings combination of historical fact mixed with fanciful fiction offers a clever explanation for familiar Halloween traditions like jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating. Each page is full of surprising cause and effect examples that will have kids and parents alike wanting to know more about these real and imagined events.