The Story of the Jack O'Lantern by Katherine Tegen

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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.

 

About Katherine Tegen

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Katherine Tegen has been writing stories since she was ten. She has always loved celebrating holidays and anything to do with magic. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Story of the Easter Bunny, illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert. She lives in New York City. You can visit her online at www.katherinetegen.com.
 
Published November 15, 2011 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tegen explores the origins of the Easter Bunny in this sweet, simply told story set in an old-fashioned village with winding streets and stone houses.

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“There once was a man named Jack who was stingy and mean.” When he meets a sinister, “too friendly” man, the miser is happy to accept a free dinner, promising to pay his debt on the day he dies.

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In this jack-o'-lantern origin tale, miserly Jack makes a deal with a cloven-hoofed stranger.

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