Adventure, mystery and
history are all wrapped into this eerie Halloween story about eight
costumed boys who are whisked away on a kite through time and space to
search for the meaning of Halloween.
It was the night of All Hallow's Eve... a night of darkness and of dreams... of moonlight peering through the cobwebs of time and velvet silence splintered by tormented cries...
And through the streets of town raced a fiendish band--shrieking, howling, pounding on doors. "Trick or Treat" screamed the skeleton, as from every house the chilren extorted candy in the traditional blackmail of Halloween.
But the last house was different. From within the black depths came Mr. Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud... a monster... a magician... a product of the night itself... who became their guide on a kite-flying, broomstick-riding trip back into the history of All Hallow's Eve...
Ray Douglas Bradbury (1920-2012) was an American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for the science fiction stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury is one of the most celebrated among 20th and 21st century American writers of speculative fiction.
Ray Bradbury. Wikipedia.
Photo: Ray Bradbury, August 1975. Photo by Alan Light. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.