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Witches' Night Before Halloween - Book Review

Witches’ Night Before Halloween is by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne. She uses the format of Clement Clarke Moore’s classic Christmas poem, The Night Before Christmas. It is now a story about Halloween instead of Christmas.

Witches’ Night Before Halloween follows a coven of witches preparing for Halloween. Halloween is a big celebration. There are parties to give and attend. And, most important of all, the witchlings make their first Halloween broomstick flight. There is nothing better than a broomstick ride on Halloween.

Children who are familiar with the rhythm and rhyme of The Night Before Christmas are comfortable with Witches’ Night Before Halloween. Lesley Pratt Bannatyne takes a frightening subject and makes it funny. The witches have funny names that make children giggle. There are ghouls, goblins and monsters who are great guests.

Witches’ Night Before Halloween has thirty-two pages. It is for children between the ages four and eight-years-old. The book is good for both the classroom and in the home. It is not frightening and has soothing text, therefore, it makes a good bedtime story. There is no chance of nightmares for the average child. Lesley Pratt Bannatyne has other Halloween books that children love.




This book is for adults. It has the history of Halloween. There are recipes and tips for parties.

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