What is the difference between a goblin and a ghoul?
What's the recipe for pumpkin soup? Where can you see the oldest Halloween
parade in the United States? Have you ever wondered how to keep your carved
pumpkin from decaying too quickly?
If you're looking for information and instructions about every
aspect of Halloween, you've come to the right place. A Halloween
How-To is packed with ideas for October 31. There are fifty great
costumes you can make yourself, recipes for everything from fake blood to
pumpkin soup, and lists of great movies, CDs, and spooky books.
Lesley Bannatyne has even assembled a number of games drawn from
early twentieth-century Halloween celebrations, and includes sample text for
party invitations. (Our Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of
Yesteryear postcards are great to use with these!)
One of the nation's foremost authorities on Halloween, Lesley
Pratt Bannatyne has shared her vast knowledge of the holiday in television
specials for New England Cable News, Nickelodeon, and the History Channel. She
was an invited speaker at the Global Halloween Convergence in 2000, and has
also served as guest lecturer at the St. Louis Museum of Art.
For more than twenty years, Ms. Bannatyne also has been active in
the theater. She currently is co-director of Invisible Cities Group and
co-artistic director of the Studebaker Theater. Ms. Bannatyne resides in
Somerville, Massachusetts, and has been named one of "Boston's 100 Interesting
Women" by Boston Woman magazine. Ms. Bannatyne's first book, Halloween:
An American Holiday, An American History (pb original) is also
available from Pelican.