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Title:
The real Halloween : ritual magic for kids and adults
Author:
Morgan, Sheena.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[Hauppage, NY] : Barron's Educational Series, 2002.
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780764122224
Format :
Book

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GT4965 .M67 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Holiday
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GT4965 .M67 2002 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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GT4965 .M67 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Holiday
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Summary

Summary

Most Halloween books are for kids, but here's one that adults will enjoy, too! Filled with vivid, atmospheric color photos and illustrations, The Real Halloween opens with a fascinating history of Halloween's past and changing traditions. It's an overview of the holiday from ancient times to the present, shedding light on sacrificial pagan rituals, describing the medieval autumn religious festival, and concluding with the modern secular holiday's goblins, ghosts, costumes, and trick-or-treat rituals. Part Two takes readers to the present time, putting the emphasis on fun. It's a collection of games, crafts, recipes, and treats for Halloween party time. It also includes ideas for making jack-o'-lanterns, and presents recipes for pumpkin pie that everybody will love. The book's third and final section is a whimsical look into the future, with fortune-telling methods that use autumn leaves, nuts, cakes, and mirrors. It also features directions for making several magic charms, including "love apples" to keep romantic relationships sweet. Approximately 100 full-color illustrations.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

For older readers, The Real Halloween: Ritual and Magic for Kids and Adults by Sheena Morgan begins with Halloween's Celtic origins; explains current traditions, along with recipes, tricks and crafts; and details means for predicting and influencing the future. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved