Monday, June 4, 2012

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

I must admit I have loved this book since my childhood! The version of the book I fell in love with was the one pictured above. This version was illustrated by Joseph Mugnaini and was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1972. The amazing illustrations along with Bradbury's brilliant writing drug me away into Halloween land and I have never really returned. This tale twists through time and is centered around a group of boys. They explore and experience the traditions, customs and folklore of our beloved Halloween. The role of death, haunting and all things spooky from the Druids to the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration thrusts you into this adventure.
In 1993, Bradbury wrote and narrated an animated made for TV movie. I would love to see a movie made with all the magic of the Potter films. It would be an instant classic. Here is a clip of the animated version.
I am almost finished with my version of a Halloween Tree inspired by Ray Bradbury and Joseph Mugnaini. I hope to share him with you soon.




9 comments:

Sharon Bloom said...

I love Ray Bradbury's books too. I am glad you posted this!

Magic Love Crow said...

Oh, I love this and I would love to see a movie made too! Thanks for putting the video up ;o) I really enjoyed watching it!

Jeanne said...

Oh, I have missed out on SO Much!!!!! I have never read the book & am desperately combing used book stores for a copy!

Jeanne said...

P.S. Anxiously awaiting 'The Reveal'! ;0)

Jessica Penot said...

I love Ray Bradbury. I enjoyed the video

magikalseasons said...

Jeanne try ebay and amazons used book section I hope you can snag a copy! :)

magikalseasons said...

An update on Mr. Ray Bradbury he passed on today 6-6-2012. He was 91 years old. His genius will be missed but he left us with many amazing adventures and otherworlds!

Magic Love Crow said...

He will be truly missed Becca!!! Hugs ;o)

Connie Haskell said...

When I read your post on the HIVE I got goose bumps, as you had posted this a day before he passed away! Your heart must have been "feeling" him! XO Connie