cover image The Story of Halloween

The Story of Halloween

Carol Greene. HarperCollins Publishers, $15.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-06-027946-2

The Story of Halloween by Carol Greene, illus. by Linda Bronson, explains the myriad traditions that helped shape the holiday as we know it, beginning with ancient Celtic and Roman harvest rites then moving on to the tricks, lanterns and disguises first popular in the British Isles that made their way to America. Bronson's windswept, undulating illustrations add a mystical air. (Aug.) .