Arthur's Halloween: An Arthur Adventure

by Marc Brown

Paperback, 1983



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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (1983), Paperback, 32 pages


Arthur finds everything about Halloween scary, including his little sister's costume, his morning snack, and the big house on the corner.


Buckeye Children's & Teen Book Award (Nominee — Grades K-3 — 1984)
Flicker Tale Award (Nominee — Picture Books — 1988)


Original publication date


Physical description

32 p.; 9.7 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Arthur's freaked out before Halloween even starts, but when he goes trick-or-treating and DW disappears into the "witch's" house, he follows her. Of course the "witch" turns out to be a nice old woman who feeds them donuts and cider. Arthur even agrees to stop by another time and rake leaves. On
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the way home, Arthur feels so brave he takes the shortcut through the cemetary.
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LibraryThing member darleneua
This book would be good for second grade.I would read this around Halloween time ofcourse. This book also has a hidden meaning.It shows how people should not "judge a book by its cover"...just like people should not judge other people because of their looks or where they live.
LibraryThing member madamepince
Can't go wrong with Arthur, but this isn't as good as some in the series (as a read aloud)
LibraryThing member pisces9315
Arthur is not a fan of Halloween because everything seems to scare him. As he goes trick-or-treating with his friends, his sister decides to go into the witch’s house. Arthur goes and searches for her even though his friends warned him not to.
LibraryThing member elmartin
At the beginning, Arthur is uncomfortable with the idea of Halloween. But, after being forced to take D.W. trick-or-treating, Arthur overcomes his fears. He follows D.W. into the old, scary house to find a sweet older woman that needs help keeping up with her large house. In the end, Arthur is no
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longer afraid of Halloween and he begins helping the old woman.
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LibraryThing member mbeal
Given how much I loved Arthur as a child, I would definitely at least one book from the series in my classroom. However, I'm not sure I'd include this specific book because Halloween can be a bit of an offensive topic for students of certain religions. As a result, I wouldn't want to cause strife
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or offense by having this book in class.
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LibraryThing member Katieflu628
Arthur celebrates halloween at school where hardly recognizes anyone. Arthur Then has to take his sister trick-or-treating that night with him and his friends. His fear calms down after he faces his most feared house to find a sweet old lady. This story shows courage and individuality. Sometimes
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you have to try for yourself and can not take everyones word for decisions. The illustrations re fun and colorful, and the characters are exciting.
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LibraryThing member jtaylo41
This book has been one of my favorites ever since I was little. Every time I read it, I catch myself giggling. The book is entertaining, filled with incredible pictures, and comical. The illustrations are extremely detailed, especially for a children’s book. For example, on one of the pages D.W
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and Author are talking in his room. The illustration shows Author’s army medal box, his coin box, illustrations he has painted and hung on his wall, and every toy in his room. The pictures make the readers feel like they are really in the room with the characters. Besides the pictures, the language is very laid back and humorous. My favorite line in the book is when Author says, “ The cemetery is a great place. People are just dying to get in.” It was a great way to end the book and a hysterical pun. The main message in this book is becoming confident and overcoming your fears.
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LibraryThing member Spinea1
This book is a fun holiday book I will put on my shelf to engage readers. I could also ,use this book to conduct a five point fluency test for a second grader.This book can be used to teach a problem and solution to deepen comprehension.
LibraryThing member Sopoforic
The sixth Arthur book. Halloween themed, obviously, with a rather tired 'old lady who isn't actually a witch, gasp!' plot. Plenty of Arthur being afraid of his shadow, though he does overcome his fear to go after his sister, which is a point in his favor. Most of these books, so far, are about
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Arthur being afraid or otherwise insecure. Is that what the series is all about? It'd be nice if Arthur could occasionally be a bit more straightforwardly admirable.
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