One morning I woke up sleepy,
came downstairs to something creepy.
Outside the window sat something freaky
my eyes had never known.
So begins this imaginative and not so scary tale, which pays homage to one of the most famous and beloved poems in all of literature. The Crow (A Not So Scary Story) by the promising new talent Alison Paul is a bold and whimsical take on Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven.”
Children and parents alike will delight in Paul’s vibrant and evocative illustrations and her winningly light take on a much more macabre tale. The Crow (September 2007; Houghton Mifflin) is the perfect slightly spooky read that won’t scare the kids sleepless. Enjoy it this Halloween, or any time of year!
Alison Paul was born on a Halloween morning. (Her parents still wonder whether she was a trick or a treat.) She grew up in sunny California and lived a comfortable snow-free existence until attending the Rhode Island School of Design. She recently graduated, yet she inexplicably remains residing in Providence, Rhode Island.