First Place, Chanticleer International Book Awards Little Peep Award for Early Readers
Honorable Mention, Purple Dragonfly Book Awards
Soon to be an animated short film featuring narration by Mister Sam Shearon.
In the style of Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and Lemony Snicket’s THE DARK, after leaving a school carnival that feels more silly than spooky, a young boy learns about the true spirit of Halloween.
Alistair Gray loves Halloween.
When Alistair Gray attends his school Halloween carnival, he is disappointed to see his favorite night of the year has turned more silly than scary—all treats and no tricks.
But when he wanders alone into the dark the night before Hallow’s Eve, Alistair meets a spooky new friend that teaches him the holiday is about fun and of fright…and that there’s more than one way to celebrate Halloween.
TRICK OR TREAT, ALISTAIR GRAY draws from the author's heritage celebrating the Celtic traditions of All Hallowtide. Ryan makes the dark approachable, inviting, and not-so-spooky as she mixes the folklore of ancient traditions with modern celebrations of the October holiday.