This spooky - yet sensitive - trilogy reveals that, on Halloween, it’s always darkest before the dawn.
In Halloween, immerse yourself in the great book of the night. And if, at a street corner, you meet a ghost, take a walk with him. You may just recognize him — and if melancholy torments you — he could be the one to make you smile again.
Then, in The Story of Joe, a solitary boy finds refuge with the creatures of the night. But consumed by his imagination, he loses touch with reality and undergoes a strange transformation…
Finally, in The Book of Jack, braving a haunted house, young Jack discovers a mysterious book, a book that tells the story of his life. But what dark twists could others write into the blank pages that remain?
Follow these young characters in stories that span from the dusk of childhood to the dawn of adolescence, as they explore the darkness and light in us all.
Book 1 : Halloween
Book 2 : The Story of Joe
Book 3 : The Book of Jack
They may well be tales wrapped up under the umbrella of ‘Halloween’ but they are universal tales of kids everywhere. Kids having to show their worth to their peers by taking on daring challenges, or kids trying to cope with bereavement. And, as such, these are stories for all year round and not just once a year. Both spooky and sentimental, but not saccharine
These may not be the kind of stories you tell your friends with a flashlight under your chin, but they are certainly the kind you can enjoy with your loved ones, curled up under a blanket with a mug of hot cider. Perfect for September, when the air begins to grow cooler and the shadows are cast just a bit longer.