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Trick or Treat, Alistair Gray
Trick or Treat, Alistair Gray

Trick or Treat, Alistair Gray

By Lindy Ryan, Illustrated by Timea Gazdag



32 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: September 2022

ISBN 9781645481157

Rights: WOR

Black Spot Books (Sep 2022)

Price: $14.99


Award-winning picture book now an award-winning animated short film featuring narration by Mister Sam Shearon.

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 fright…and that there’s more than one way to celebrate Halloween.


"A delightful blend of fantasy, revelation, and spooky encounters with a message in this study about changing interpretations of Halloween and horror." —Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

"Trick or Treat, Alistair Gray will send enjoyable chills down the spine." —School Library Journal

"Spooky, thought-provoking, and beautifully produced—a true Halloween classic in the making." —Dr. Jen Harrison, The Children's Book Review

Author Biography

Timea Gazdag comes from Hungary, a strange place where everyone is sad. She now lives in the UK, where no one would tell you if they were. Lindy Ryan is a bestselling and multi-award-winning author and editor with numerous titles in development for film/television adaptation, including an upcoming animated short based on her Halloween picture book, Trick or Treat, Alistair Gray. An award-winning professor, Lindy has published two textbooks on data visualization and analytics as well as numerous papers and chapters. She also writes seasonal romance as Lindy Miller and is the author of the books-to-film Renovate My Heart and The Magic Ingredient.