History of Jack o Lantern

                  History of the Jack-o-lantern

Pumpkins with ghoulish faces and illuminated by candles are a sure sign of the Halloween season. The practice of decorating jack-o’-lanterns originated in Ireland, where large turnips and potatoes served as early canvasses. In fact, the name, jack-o’-lantern, comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack.

Irish immigrants brought the tradition to America, home of the pumpkin, and it became an integral part of Halloween festivities.

Spooktacular Books     

The Story of the Jack O’Lantern by Katherine Tegen

Pumpkin Jack Paperback  by Will Hubbell 

Jack-o’-lantern by  Edna Barth

Trick or Treat Murder  by Leslie Meier   (Book #3 in the Lucy Stone Series)

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything  by Linda Williams

Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White 

Attack of the Jack-O’-Lanterns (Classic Goosebumps #36) by R. L. Stine

Behind the bookcase…… Mark Steensland                       

Salem’s Lot…. Stephen King

The year of the shadows ….. Claire Legrand

The last chance hotel ….. Nicki Thornton                            

Dracula ….. Bram Stoker                                                         

The night sister …. Jennifer McMahon

 The witch’s boy ……. Kelly Regan Barnhill

 Fantastic beasts ……. J.K. Rowlin

 Behind the canvas …… Alexander P. Vance


Happy Halloween