The Bones of Fred Mcfee

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Harcourt, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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In this rhythmic story, an unsuspecting brother and sister bring a toy skeleton home from the harvest fair. They name it Fred McFee and hang it from a sycamore tree. Soon, eerie things begin to happen: The rooster disappears. The hens won't lay. Most terrifying of all, Fred's bones dance clickety-clack as night winds howl. And then on Halloween night, Fred McFee vanishes!

Eve Bunting's gleefully ghoulish tale is sure to become a Halloween classic.

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User Review  - jwesley - LibraryThing

The Bones of Fred McFee is a perfect book to get children into the spirit of Halloween. However, I don't recommend this book for children younger than five. The story follows a sister and brother who ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

EVE BUNTING is the author of many acclaimed books for young readers, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night. Her numerous honors include the prestigious Kerlan Award for her body of work. Ms. Bunting lives in Southern California.KURT CYRUS is the illustrator of a number of children's books, including three he also wrote: Tangle Town, Slow Train to Oxmox, and, most recently, Oddhopper Opera: A Bug's Garden of Verses. He lives in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

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