On a Windy Night
On a Windy Night
By Nancy Raines Day
Illustrator George Bates
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2010
  • Price: $16.95
  • Trim Size: 11 34 x 8 34
  • ISBN: 0-8109-3900-2
  • EAN: 9780810939004
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: 40 pages of full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover (Self Ended)
  • Rights: World/All

On a windy Halloween night, as a little boy makes his way home after trick-or-treating, he hears a voice:

“Cracklety-clack, bones in a sack. They could be yours—if you look back.” As his heart flip-flops with fear, the boy dashes through woods and fields that seem full of haunting shapes—owls, ghosts, skeletons, and more. The detailed illustrations are packed with visual tricks for children to discover. Are those skeletons or cornstalks? Ghostly hands or tree branches? The playful tone of the text makes this a perfect, not-too-scary read-aloud, with an enjoyable surprise ending.

About the author

Nancy Raines Day is a celebrated children’s-book author. She lives in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Read more about her at www.nancyrainesday.com.


George Bates is the illustrator of Abrams’s Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit him online at www.georgebatesstudio.com