"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 costume-making to trick-or-treating. Halloween lovers will be eager to join them on this lively and lyrical journey.
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
(1956-2013) illustrated many picture books, including David Elliott’s On the Farm
as well as the Caldecott Honor-winning Hush! A Thai Lullaby
and its follow-up, Peek! A Thai Hide-and-Seek,
both by Minfong Ho.