Now that we are officially in the Halloween season, what better way to get in the mood than to savor some creepy classics? First, let’s take a look at some Halloween-themed literature for younger readers and teens.
In the 60’s, I was a little kid playing in the streets of my small town neighborhood without a care. This novel about the Watson family is a treasure that describes the lives of these American children back in the day. We lived in two different worlds.
They even made a movie from the book and you can see a preview here!
And by the way, what the heck is an Ultra-Glide?? Read the book to find out!
Win, Lose or Draw: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
I’ve seen this book floating around. It hit the shelves as a juvenile chapter book- kid stuff. I don’t read a lot of that anymore. I mostly stick to teen literature. The only reason I gave the book a chance is because I needed something to listen to during my drive home- I didn’t regret my choice. This book is something special.
This is like the Game of Thrones for kids; intrigue, danger, lies and ambition are all swirling around minus the raunchy edge. A greedy regent has decided to place a puppet prince upon the throne so he can pull the strings. A handful of orphans are swept up in an adventure wrapped in a scheme and only one can succeed.