The story of the Jack O'Lantern / by Katherine Tegen ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman.

On Halloween night, Jack--a stingy and mean man--makes a deal with the devil for a free dinner, only to regret his choice many years later when the devil comes to collect.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Tegen, Katherine Brown.
Other Authors: Dorman, Brandon, (Illustrator)
Format: Book
Published: [New York] : Harper, c2010.
Edition:1st ed.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

In this jack-o'-lantern origin tale, miserly Jack makes a deal with a cloven-hoofed stranger. When the man returns for his payback, he throws a burning coal at Jack, hitting Jack's pumpkin and creating "the beginnings of a smile." Condemned to forever walk the earth, disgruntled Jack watches a boy in a modern neighborhood place a jack-o'-lantern in a window. Dorman's cinematic scenes and Tegen's matter-of-fact prose ("On Halloween, some people believe ghosts and spooks will leave their graves and wander the earth again") provide genuine chills. Ages 3-8. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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