Friday, October 9, 2015

The Friday 56 (39) The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE

Synopsis from Goodreads...

"A fast-moving, eerie...tale set on Halloween night. Eight costumed boys running to meet their friend Pipkin at the haunted house outside town encounter instead the huge and cadaverous Mr. Moundshroud. As Pipkin scrambles to join them, he is swept away by a dark Something, and Moundshroud leads the boys on the tail of a kite through time and space to search the past for their friend and the meaning of Halloween. After witnessing a funeral procession in ancient Egypt, cavemen discovering fire, Druid rites, the persecution of witches in the Dark Ages, and the gargoyles of Notre Dame, they catch up with the elusive Pipkin in the catacombs of Mexico, where each boy gives one year from the end of his life to save Pipkin's. Enhanced by appropriately haunting black-and-white drawings."--Booklist

The Halloween Tree""Easy," whispered Moundshroud. "Here comes--"
A funeral procession."--The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury


One of my favorite movies to watch around this time of year is Hocus Pocus. So, what's your favorite Halloween movie? 

13 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Sounds spooky. Have a great day.

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  2. Ray Bradbury was a master storyteller. I haven't read this book, but I will.
    My Friday post features Seeing You Again.

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    1. The Halloween Tree is the first book I've read by Ray Bradbury and I did enjoy his style, so I definitely agree with you. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. How perfect for October! Hocus Pocus is my favorite movie for this time of year too. I cannot wait to see it when it airs. Happy Friday!

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    1. I'm just waiting for Hocus Pocus to come on (and the Corpse Bride too). Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I do love Hocus Pocus, too. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I agree, it remains as one of my favorite movies to watch in October. Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  5. Weird name.. .lol... I like Bradbury though so won't hold it against him.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. That's what I thought when I first read the name, it is kind of strange but also kind of fitting for the novel. Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  6. I don't think I have a favorite Halloween movie. I love the sound of your 56.

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  7. I've read some Ray Bradbury in the past, but never this one. I'll have to check it out!

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

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