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  • By Mark Dickinson
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Review by Josh Haney " The Pumpkin King By: Mark Dickinson Illustrations by: Christopher Urban Mark Dickinson Publishing ISBN: 978-0-6151-6372-7 Reviewed by: Josh Haney Copyright 2007 First, let me take you back in time a little bit, to a time when you were younger and the entire year revolved around one day. Now, if you’re anything like me that day wasn’t Xmas, Easter, or some other hokey ****. It was Halloween! Ghosts, goblins, things that go bump…sure they made my skin break out in goose bumps, but they also sent the imagination soaring. That crisp autumn air would start to blow in, and you could taste the holiday approach, promises of mischief, madness, and untold mysteries lurking on the breeze. Now, back to reality…for just a moment or two. You, like me, are grown now, still a monster kid at heart (possibly churning out horror fiction or ghoul rock), but easily pushing thirty, or even worse, the dread 4-0! Maybe you’re just searching... More > for a way to go back to that one time of the year when all was right with the world? Or maybe you have children, desperately in need of something to believe in… a hero full of morals that any Pagan would be proud of. Well, gather one and all, and hear the tale of The Pumpkin King! The end of summer has come, and the Pumpkin King rises from his patch to dole out what man deserves. But this isn’t an evil apparition bent on chaos; it’s a joyous spirit come to seek warmth by our fires. Treats in hand for the good, tricks for the bad…after all you get what you deserve! In his new book (based on an original poem) for the young and young at heart, writer/poet/horror rocker Mark Dickinson conjures up the ideal elements necessary to capture the season, and creates a great way to spend an October night with the ones you love. The prose, while easy to follow and understand, has a dreamy quality to it that lulls you into Halloweens of yore. Add to that the superb illustrations by Christopher Urban, created especially for this tome, and you have the makings of a true holiday classic. Believe me when I say that reading this aloud while gathered around a roaring fire will quickly become an annual tradition in your household. So, rush out and pick up your copy of this fantastic tale of magic and wonder. Because sometimes, when the veil is down, dreams really do come true.< Less
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Mark Dickinson
October 23, 2007
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Full color
0.59 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.5 wide x 8.5 tall
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