If you're looking for a book to read around Halloween that isn't necessarily about the holiday, Alice and Greta is a great choice. Perhaps your school or students in your classroom don't doesn't celebrate Halloween. This book has some of the themes of Halloween without addressing the holiday itself. We love this book because it has a great lesson at the end. - Jodi and the Starts With a Story Team
Alice and Greta by Steven J. Simmons is the story of two witches. The two have known each other since they were in school. Alice has always chosen to use her magic to help people and spread joy. She helps a family that is stuck on a sandbar and turns a frog into a prince. Greta has always used her magic to create problems for others. She makes children’s soccer balls disappear and causes a wave to destroy a sandcastle.
One day, Greta is looking for trouble. She finds a playground with children and covers them in marshmallow goo! When Alice hears the children’s cries, she tries to help. However, Greta is quick to stop her and traps her in the goo too. Alice must think back to the most important lesson she learned in school to help save the day.
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