Told through repetition and rhythm, this Halloween tale invites children to participate in the fun. Cats meow, skeletons rattle, bats flap, and a mom fusses at a picky little boy—all in Witchy’s creaky old house. Throughout the story, other spooky creatures come out to play! Finely detailed cut-paper and collage illustrations complete this frightful fable.
About the Author
Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, recording artist, and storyteller. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs at schools, libraries, festivals, and special events and is a frequent speaker at national and state library and education conferences. The author of Pelican’s The Cajun Cornbread Boy, Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, Mama’s Bayou, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, and There’s a Dragon in the Library, de Las Casas lives with her family in Harvey, Louisiana.
About the Illustrator
Holly Stone-Barker is a cut-paper and collage artist and graduate from the Pratt Institute in New York City. A former teacher, she has experience working for various design firms creating logos, coloring books, and magazine covers. She lives in Zachary, Louisiana.
THE HOUSE THAT WITCHY BUILT
By Dianne de Las Casas
Illustrated by Holly Stone-Barker
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
JUVENILE FICTION / Horror & Ghost Stories
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.