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October 30, 2010

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Don't Miss This MADELINE Spoof by Rick Walton & Nathan Hale

Art by Nathan Hale posted with permission
This is a delicious Halloween TREAT, compliments of the spooktacular picture book author, Rick Walton, and his eerily-awesome accomplice, illustrator Nathan Hale.

For the past couple of weeks, Nathan has been posting pages of their new online collaboration: a Halloween spoof of the classic tale MADELINE.

It shouldn't be missed!

The story starts on the October 18th post of Nathan's blog, so scroll down to that date, then move up from there. Make sure you read the pages in order from the top to bottom of each new post, rather than reading from bottom to top as you scroll up the blog page.

You will likely need to make your browser window a bit wider to view both pages on each post (just click and slide one side of your window once you're on the site).

So run, run - before the goblins get you - to

Here is a sneak peak:

A Very Hairy Scary StoryRick Walton is the author of this very funny spoof, and his original stories (over 70 of them!) are just as great! Take a look: Rick Walton's Amazon Author Page

The Twelve Bots of ChristmasBe sure to check out Nathan's new release, THE TWELVE BOTS OF CHRISTMAS, and his other great works of kidlit: Nathan Hale's Amazon Page

MadelineMADELINE was written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans in 1939. Everyone should own their own copy of this timeless tale!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Bookshop Talk!

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