Publication Date: August 2004
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A perfect spooky read-aloud for any time of year
A long time ago, in Scotland, a little witch named Ella La Grimble sat alone at her spinning wheel when she heard a KNOCK! KNOCK! at her door.
Who could be coming to the door at this time of night? Who, or what, is waiting outside, and why have they come . . . ?
Jan Wahl is the author of more than one hundred books for children, including Humphrey's Bear, which won the Christopher Award and the Redbook Children's Picture Book Award. He lives in Toledo, Ohio.
Mary Newell DePalma is the author and illustrator of The Strange Egg, and the illustrator of several other books for children. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband and their two children.
"Watercolors portray the giant that has come as hairy and strange as one might picture, but it's Ella, with her curly red hair, and the final picture of the giant in fuzzy pink slippers that will charm readers. And the twist will make them laugh at least once. The illustrations, with their exaggerated perspectives and spooky shadows, seal the deal." --Kirkus Reviews
"Excellent read-aloud. . . This picture book will be frightfully successful on Halloween and all year round." --School Library Journal
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