Trick or Treat (Hardcover)

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“The last day of October had finally arrived. The empty house at the end of the street mysteriously came to life.” Oliver, the ghost who lives in that empty house, lives for Halloween! He always has a big party. To get ready, he puts dust on the furniture, welcomes the spiders, wakes up the black cats, and delivers his invitations! This time, though, one envelope goes astray and two human trick-or-treaters show up. Are treats—or tricks—in order? Simple, cartoonish watercolor and pencil illustrations complement this sweet tale of the spirit of generosity and acceptance.

About the Author

 Leo Landry is the author and illustrator of Grin and Bear It, Eat Your Peas, Ivy Louise, and Space Boy. He lives with his wife and daughter in Easton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit

Praise For…

"Landry has carefully crafted a seemingly simple tale about graciousness, generosity and openness to new friendships and packaged it into what is sure to be a perennial Halloween favorite."—Kirkus

"More treat than trick . . . Carve a pumpkin, dim the lights, and read Trick or Treat for a spooktacular holiday storytime."—Horn Book

"A good pick for readers who like their Halloween fare on the mild side."—Publishers Weekly

"The line-and-watercolor drawings capture the fun of the mix-up, and the pithy text with a neat twist will suit the young ones."—Booklist

"A suitable addition to collections of non-scary Halloween tales."—School Library Journal

"Schools, libraries, and families that want to celebrate Halloween with young and/or timid children will definitely want an invitation to Oliver's party."—Bulletin

Product Details
ISBN: 9780547249698
ISBN-10: 0547249691
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 21st, 2012
Pages: 32
Language: English