The Story of the Jack O'Lantern

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The Story of the Jack O'Lantern

By Katherine Brown Tegen; Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)

HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780061430886, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 27, 2010

Description

On Halloween night, we dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, and carve jack-o'-lanterns. But what is really behind these holiday traditions?

It all started with a greedy man named Jack, who made a pact with the wrong person. When it comes time for Jack to repay his debt, the deal doesn't quite end as he expected. . . .

Katherine Tegen weaves together legend and tradition to tell the story of one of Halloween's most popular icons. With vibrant and dazzling illustrations from Brandon Dorman, The Story of the Jack O'Lantern answers one of the mysteries of that spooky night.