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12. House That Drac Built
(Gulliver Books, 1995)
Judy Sierra & Will Hillenbrand
(Kindergarten-Grade 4)

In this Halloween version of a familiar cumulative rhyme, the inhabitants of a haunted house get increasingly agitated until a group of children sets things right.

“The skillfully executed artwork adds a zesty dollop of suspense to a familiar story line.”

The Horn Book

“The darkly muted oil pastel illustrations augment the ghoulishness of the tale, with a hidden clue leading readers from one double-page spread to the next. The creatures are suitably gruesome, but because of their friendly expressions should be nonthreatening. A definite hit for holiday story programs.”

School Library Journal

“Hillenbrand… is ever a master of twilight imagery, and his eerie old house, elaborate mythical creatures, and panoply of costumed children are touched with humor but are also genuinely creepy in a way that makes it truly satisfying when the monsters are tamed and routed.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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