"As sweet a marriage of words and pictures as you could hope for. . . . Summons a whole world attuned to the simple pleasures of a homemade Halloween."
The New York Times Book Review

As soon as geese fly south, children take autumn’s cue to start their preparations: it’s almost Halloween! With poetic language and vivid collage illustrations, Tom Brenner and Holly Meade follow all the familiar rituals, from hanging paper skeletons to carving pumpkins, from costumemaking to trick-or-treating. Halloween lovers will be eager to join them on this lively and lyrical journey.


Tom Brenner says of his inspiration for And Then Comes Halloween, his first book for children: I watched October dress up for one last colorful romp before winter and felt the wild energy that sends kids out wearing capes or weird hats to rule the street for a night. He lives on Vashon Island, Washington.

Holly Meade is the author and illustrator of "A Place to Sleep", and has illustrated many acclaimed books for children, including "Hush! A Thai Lullaby" by Minfong Ho, which was a Caldecott Honour Book.


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