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Halloween program sourcebook
Thompson, Sue Ellen, 1948-
Publication Information:
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2000]

Physical Description:
332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
"The story of Halloween, including excerpts of stories and legends, strange happenings, poems, plays, activities, and recipes focusing on Halloween from the eighteenth century to the present, supplemented with a bibliography, and indexes."
Subject Term:
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GT4965 .H35 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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Presents a selection of Halloween-related material to be read, spoken, or performed, as well as activities and recipes to enhance the celebration. Also includes a bibliography and indexes.

Table of Contents

Edgar Allan PoeWashington IrvingJ. B. Esenwein and Marietta StockardJoseph JacobsPeter HainingRoderick HuntRoderick HuntRoderick HuntRoderick HuntRoderick HuntRoderick HuntRoderick HuntDaniel CohenRobert BurnsRobert BurnsOliver Wendell HolmesRobert Louis StevensonJames Whitcomb RileyLewis CarrollWalter de la MareJoseph Payne BrennanRobert HerrickMolly CapesRowena BennettCarl SandburgHarry BehnHarry BehnX. J. KennedyMyra Cohn LivingstonJohn RidlandEmanuel di PasqualeValerie WorthGrace TallVic CrumeValerie WorthEric JamesPauline ClarkJack PrelutskyRandall Jarrell
Prefacep. 9
Section 1 Introduction
The Story of Halloweenp. 15
The Christianization of Halloweenp. 17
Halloween and Guy Fawkes Dayp. 18
Divining the Futurep. 20
The Irish in the United Statesp. 22
Trick or Treat?p. 24
Prankingp. 25
The Legend of Jack-o'-Lanternp. 27
Witches and Their Familiarsp. 30
Halloween Todayp. 33
Halloween Bibliographyp. 35
Halloween Web Sitesp. 36
Section 2 Stories and Legends
The Black Catp. 39
The Legend of Sleepy Hollowp. 51
The Woodman and the Goblinsp. 84
The King o' the Catsp. 91
The Witchstone of Scrapfaggot Greenp. 93
And So To Bedp. 101
The Haunted Waxworksp. 103
The Coach of Deathp. 109
Section 3 Strange Happenings
The Salem Witch Trialsp. 115
The Amazing Mr. Homep. 120
The Curse of the Chasesp. 123
The Stratford Poltergeistp. 127
The Great Houdinip. 133
Section 4 Poems
Hallowe'enp. 137
Tam O' Shanter: A Talep. 148
Broomstick Train; or Return of the Witchesp. 156
Shadow Marchp. 161
Little Orphant Anniep. 162
The Ghost's Confessionp. 164
I Saw Three Witchesp. 169
The Cat!p. 170
The Hagp. 171
Halloweenp. 172
Witch Catp. 174
Theme in Yellowp. 175
Hallowe'enp. 176
Ghostsp. 177
Wicked Witch's Kitchenp. 178
From Ghoulies and Ghosties (from: A Cornish Litany)p. 179
Wailed a Ghost in a Graveyard at Kewp. 179
Pumpkin Peoplep. 180
All Hallow's Evep. 182
Next Dayp. 183
To Pumpkins at Pumpkin Timep. 184
The Haunted Housep. 185
Pumpkinp. 186
Forbidden Soundsp. 187
All Hallowe'enp. 188
The Witchp. 189
The Bird of the Nightp. 190
Section 5 Plays
A Hallowe'en Husband (anon.)p. 193
The Haunted Cottage (anon.)p. 201
Halloween Magic (anon.)p. 212
The Halloween Ghost (anon.)p. 219
Section 6 Activities
Classic Pumpkin-Carvingp. 231
How to Make a Halloween Lanternp. 237
A Halloween Mobilep. 239
Ten Quick and Easy Halloween Costumesp. 242
More Halloween Costume Ideasp. 245
"Bag" Costumesp. 255
"Box" Costumesp. 257
Regular Clothes as Costumesp. 260
How to Make a Maskp. 262
Fortune-Telling Activitiesp. 264
Ghostly Antidotesp. 268
Halloween Superstitionsp. 269
How to Make a Spider's Webp. 271
Halloween Games and Stuntsp. 272
How to Conduct a Spirit Seancep. 276
How to Stage a "Chamber of Morbius"p. 279
How to Haunt a Housep. 281
Section 7 Recipes
Ten Fun Food Ideas for Halloweenp. 295
Homemade Pumpkin Fillingp. 297
Pumpkin Piep. 298
Roasted Pumpkin Seedsp. 299
Pumpkin Breadp. 300
Pumpkin Soupp. 301
Flap Jack-o'-Lanternsp. 302
Harvest Squaresp. 303
Pumpkin-Walnut Muffinsp. 304
Pumpkin-Eater Cookiesp. 305
Jack-o'-Lantern Beef Stewp. 306
All Souls' Breadp. 310
Green Pepper Monstersp. 311
Baked Acorn Squashp. 312
Halloween Applesaucep. 314
Bobbing Apple Punchp. 315
Mulled Ciderp. 315
Candied Applesp. 316
German Apple Cakep. 317
Skull Cakep. 318
Spooky Eyeballsp. 319
Gingerbread Ghostsp. 320
Gingerbread Jack-o'-Lanternsp. 321
Popcorn Ballsp. 322
Halloween Nut Ballsp. 323
Section 8 Indexes
Author and Title Indexp. 327
Index to First Lines of Poetryp. 331