Fred’s Halloween Adventure

by Marie-Danielle Croteau

illustrated by Bruno St-Aubin

translated by Sarah Cummins

Fred is going to spend Halloween with his friend William and they are going to be part of the pumpkin festival.
Fred is not pleased to be in hospitalwith a broken arm and two broken legs he can't even look out the window and watch the snow fall. When his grandmother Jackie comes to visit, he tells her what has happened, beginning with how he and and his dear cat Rick went to visit their friend William in the village of Whippy Corners.
Whippy Corners is world-famous for its giant pumpkins, and William's dad has grown the biggest of the alla pumpkin as big as a car. Soon Fred finds himself riding inside the enormous vegetable in the Halloween Parade, when an unexpected encounter with a big limousine brings disaster. In the end, though, Jackie arrives to make things right.
Fred's Halloween Adventure is a hilarious and touching story of childhood misadventure, and of the power of family to heal all wounds.

About the Authors

Marie-Danielle Croteau

MARIE-DANIELLE CROTEAU was born in Quebecs Eastern Townships and dreamed of travel and adventure from an early age. Educated in Communications and Art History she has worked for Radio-Canada and Montreal's Musée des Beaux Arts. She has lived in Canada the Caribbean Africa and France. She has written many books for people of all ages.'

Bruno St-Aubin

BRUNO ST-AUBIN is a graphic designer whose illustrations can be seen in school texts and books for children and young people.

Sarah Cummins


Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection

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