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Title:
Fright night flight
Author:
Melmed, Laura Krauss.
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Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Summary:
On her way to Halloween trick-or-treating, a witch makes room on her broom for a group of fiendish friends.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 63323.
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ISBN:
9780060297015

9780060297022
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Book

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First stop, off we pop to a craggy mountaintop. Spooky castle, creaky floor -- who is opening the door? Is it a lurking, smirking Vampire? Or a howling, growling Werewolf? One by one, a ghoulish gang climbs onto this super jet-fueled broomstick for a frightfully fun flight on Halloween night. Want to hop aboard? There might be room for just one more. But beware -- Laura Krauss Melmed's cumulative rhyming story and Henry Cole's hilarious illustrations will take you on the ride of your life!


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Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 2. "The moon sails high, / the wind moans low, / the Fright Night Flight is set to go!" Powering up her whimsical, jet-fueled broom, a witch zooms off into the night, stopping along the way to pick up a cast of ghoulish pals, including the "lurking, smirking vampire" and "the howling, growling werewolf." The group's final destination adds a gleeful surprise: "We'll find your house / (we know the street) / and . . . ring . . . your . . . doorbell . . . Trick or Treat!" Melmed's bouncy couplets, filled with appealing vocabulary and rhymes, add the spooks in a cumulative list that builds suspense at just the right pace, and Cole's bright, action-filled illustrations capture the words' humor with characters more comical and sweet-faced than creepy. Pure fun for story hours. --Gillian Engberg


Publisher's Weekly Review

En route to "your house," a mischievous witch stops at creepy locales to pick up ghosts and mummies: "Hop aboard, there's always room/ for a howling, growling Werewolf,/ and a lurking, smirking Vampire/ to ride this broom." Melmed (The Rainbabies) provides serviceable cumulative rhymes, while Cole (Moosetache) designs standard-issue ghouls and prankish labels for specimen jars and headstones ("Claire Voyant, Sandy Beech [`she was all washed up']"). Last year's genial Room on the Broom, by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler, offers a bouncier ride. Ages 3-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-It's time for a witch's Fright Night Flight. "With hat and cat, away I zoom/upon my super jet-fueled broom." The first stop is a spooky castle with a creaky floor inhabited by a "lurking, smirking Vampire" who joins the party. They fly off to a number of places-the cemetery, the "House of Dread," and elsewhere-picking up other spooky characters along the way. When the frightful creatures reach their destination, they warn readers that they'll soon end up at "-your house (we know the street) and- ring- your- doorbell- TRICK OR TREAT!" The rhyming text is full of fun. The full-spread illustrations are rich with color and amusing detail, and the characters are drawn in a nonthreatening cartoon style that will not scare young children. A fine choice for Halloween storytimes.-Melinda Piehler, North Tonawanda Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.