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Witches, pumpkins, and grinning ghosts: the story of Halloween symbols

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Seabury Press
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Here are the stories behind all the familiar and not-so-familiar symbols of Halloween. Each of our holidays has its own familiar traditions: Trick-or-treating on Halloween, eating turkey on Thanksgiving, waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas, exchanging cards on Valentine's Day. But where do these customs come from, when did they begin, and why do we continue to observe them? In the engaging blend of careful research and lively prose that has earned her books a lasting place on the holiday bookshelf, Edna Barth explores the multicultural origins and evolution of the familiar and not-so-familiar symbols and legends associated with our favorite holidays. Full of fascinating historical details and little-known stories, these books are both informative and engaging. Festively illustrated by Ursula Arndt, they are now available again in hardcover as well as paperback editions, featuring new, eye-catching jacket designs, and fun holiday activities inside the paperback covers. Each book includes an annotated list of holiday stories and poems and an index.
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subject_facet Halloween, Halloween -- Juvenile literature
title_display Witches, pumpkins, and grinning ghosts; the story of Halloween symbols
title_full Witches, pumpkins, and grinning ghosts; the story of Halloween symbols. Illustrated by Ursula Arndt
title_short Witches, pumpkins, and grinning ghosts
title_sub the story of Halloween symbols
topic_facet Halloween