The Jack-o-Lantern Box

      Karen Joan Kohoutek
The Jack-o-Lantern Box

It's an old-fashioned Hallowe'en -- 1970's style.Two little girls who love everything spooky -- along with a big sister who can't stop trying to scare them -- plot the orangest and blackest Halloween they can, in this trick-or-treat bag of a book.Did a killer named Johnny the Hangman once lurk in the small-town cemetery?Do cultists plan to sacrifice a trick-or-treater on Halloween night?Are their parents witches?It’s all pretty unlikely, but between the kids at the playground, and her cynical big sister's way with a scary story, Jessy doesn't know what to believe. Fortunately, it’s the spookier the better for her and her best friend Karma, as they get ready for their favorite night of the year, in this nostalgic but clear-eyed look at a small-town Halloween.

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