Award-Winning Chapter Book for Young Readers
The Ghouls’ Night Out tells the story of a most unusual Hallowe’en. Annalise the Witch, Ernie the Ghost, and Milton the Skeleton are three friends who live contentedly in their haunted house. When they decide to make costumes and join the trick-or-treaters, everything is turned upside down. Illustrated throughout by Pamela Breeze Currie.
— Named a “Best Spooky Read” by CanLit for LittleCanadians
— Winner of an Our Choice Award from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre
— Winner of an Exporting Alberta Award from the Canadian Authors’ Association
Praise for The Ghouls’ Night Out: “In a market flooded with formulaic series books, there’s always a need for well-written thoughtful chapter books that help kids make the transition from picture book to novel. The Ghouls’ Night Out fills this niche admirably. This is a wonderful book to encourage developing readers to explore on their own.” —Janet McNaughton, Quill & Quire
“Janice MacDonald’s short chapter-book, The Ghouls’ Night Out, is a well-crafted story about three ghouls who have their own cultural conflict with Hallowe’en. The unexpected inversions (Annalise the witch who needs her ugly-sleep; Ernie the ghost who when distracted bumps into walls instead of going through them .. .) give the story real flair… And when Annalise, Ernie and Milton decide to “get involved,” the jingoistic side of civic politics takes a few hits as well: a story energized by its own playful subversiveness. As good children’s reading should do, it includes both the ridiculous and the sublime — to suit children’s fascination with both.” —Elizabeth Hodgson, Canadian Literature Quarterly
Published by Ronsdale Press