The Story of Halloween
Today, Halloween means ghosts and goblins and trick-or-treaters ringing the doorbell. But this holiday began more than 2,000 years ago, and back then Halloween meant something very different. In the beginning, it was a harvest festivalduring which the people of Great Britain, Ireland, and northern France gave thanks for their harvested crops. Over time, Halloween took on new meaning, and people believed that elves, spirits, and scary creatures roamed the earth.
Now Halloween is a time for children to dress in costumes and go door to door in search of treats, but some ancient traditions are still part of this festive night. Find out how this spooky celebration became a much anticipated holiday in this charming book by Carol Greene, with illustrations by Linda Bronson.
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Halloween goes all the way back to 2,000 years from now. It use to be harvest festivals in Great Britain, Ireland, and Northern France. Halloween has changed so much over the years through so many ... Read full review
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Carol Greene offers a brief and lively history of the spooky, trick-or-treating holiday. Greene traces the origins of Halloween back to 2000 years ago, and shows how the celebration has transformed ... Read full review