A Halloween Adventure with Jack and Ony Lantern and an accompanying read A Halloween adventure with word maps and illustrations.
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About the Book: What might happen to a young boy who fell asleep in a closet full of Halloween costumes?
If you like a dark folktale but a pleasant story, then you will enjoy Jack and Ony’s mystical journey.
Genre: Fiction: Magic and Fantasy, Adventures, Brothers, Friendship, Family, Folktales, talented boy and girl role models, ghostly forms, talking wildlife.
Mr. and Mrs. Lantern of 369 Hucks Hallow became enchanted by their boys who were Halloween fanatics.
About the author: Sylvie Gionet is a writer of fiction and an accomplished photographer. A Halloween Adventure with Jack and Ony Lantern is her first children’s novel.
An honorable mention: A member of the Hamilton Amateur Astronomy Club.
A member of the Hamilton Mountain Writers’ Guild. Group six, I value your critiques and the leadership.
Coming soon: The Guardians of the Sun-Star and Moon-Star
Editorial reviews from Booksiren’s, NetGalley and Book Lovers
A Halloween Adventure with Jack and Ony Lantern
by Sylvie Gionet
Thank you for the reviews.
Booksiren’s review Oct 13, 2020. Editorial ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Halloween brings some serious adventure for the sibling pair in this atmospheric, deeply engrossing romp.
Jack and Ony are in great mood, and who can blame them, between testing their new patch of pumpkins and decorating their farm house for Halloween. But when Casey, a young witch, arrives on earth to seek the boys’ help, they see it not only as their chance to go on a superhero adventure but also catch the snoopy thief who is stealing the delectable desserts of the Halloween-land.
Gionet imbues her Halloween-time story in surreal, macabre atmosphere of Halloween, introducing an intriguing cast of characters, from the ghostly figure of Grim that holds scythe to Whimsey the fire ant, the fire-breathing Gecko, Golden Langur Monkey, and Eagle-Owl.
Fast-paced action blended with high adventure and gentle suspense will keep readers on edge.
Replete with surprising revelations and well-developed and memorable characters, this unpredictable, unrelenting adventure will satisfy Halloween addicts of all ages.
Natalie H, Reviewer NetGalley⭐⭐⭐⭐
I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers. A Halloween Adventure with Jack and Ony Lantern is a fun, unscary and sweet adventure story about two siblings - Jack and Ony Lantern - who love the Halloween holiday season and get taken on a magical adventure with a mystery to solve. I loved the characters in this book and found them memorable and well created. This book is ideal for children aged 7-10 years of age and isn't scary or gruesome at all. This book would make a fantastic Halloween read for any lovers of Halloween.
Rachel M, Librarian ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐NetGalley
Every autumn needs a new Halloween book, this is a great one! Beautiful art and fun story. Just the right amount of scary verses fun.
Catherine h, Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐NetGalley
I'm sorry, I couldn't get this read before Halloween! It was a fun read and not too scary, lots of laughs, too I think kids 4th grad to maybe 7-8th grades will enjoy it! Kids can read it anytime and enjoy it really, so maybe as a stocking stuffer to read next Halloween?!
Melissa D, Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐NetGalley
My stepson really enjoyed this novel and it wasn’t extremely hard for him to read, I would definitely buy this for him to read to his little brother again next Halloween
Laura M, Educator ⭐⭐⭐⭐NetGalley
Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for my honest review. I received and read this funny eBook on Halloween. I wish I'd had some kids around to share it with! As a middle school teacher, I think they would have loved it. Full of fun and giggles. It was greatly appreciated on a cold Halloween day, especially one that was as uneventful as this one in 2020. It brought Halloween into my home!
Kids R, Educator ⭐⭐⭐⭐NetGalley
“A Halloween Adventure with Jack and Ony Lantern” by Sylvie Gionet is a chapter Halloween book, which parts from the standard Halloween picture book format. I can see how this can be a great whole-class guided reading story. Perfect for students in primary grades.
Kelli S, Educator⭐⭐⭐ NetGalley
I read this one with my ten and twelve-year-old kids. I personally didn’t enjoy it (I’m not a scary book fan) but they both loved it!
Kathy P, Educator ⭐⭐⭐⭐NetGalley
Halloween fun run amok but in such a good way. Jack and Ony are getting ready for Halloween, decorating their house, testing their new pumpkins and enjoying every moment in anticipation of the big day!
Someone is destroying ingredients in Halloween-Land (oh no!) but Casey the witch gets Jack and Ony to help her. These are their adventures y and experiences. This book certainly sparked my imagination and is a lot of fun. I read it to my 7 and 9-year-old grand babies and we laughed and got silly throughout the book.
Reviewer 627462 ⭐⭐⭐NetGalley
Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review.
This was such a sweet children's book. I really enjoyed the Halloween story and the setting was the good kind of spooky.
Shauna M, Bookseller⭐⭐NetGalley
I really wanted to love this book because Halloween is my favorite holiday but for me, this book was meh. It took me seven nights to read this book, it just could not hold my interest.
Thank you NetGalley for the DRC.
Chelsea J, Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐NetGalley
This was a really cute book. The two boys reminds me of my little boys also. This book is definitely great for autumn and a Halloween read. I love the cover also. Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for an e arc for my honest review.
Sheila T, Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐NetGalley
This is such a cute Halloween story for kids. I love holiday stories, and this is a really good one. I loved the characters and the setting.
Danielle L, Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐NetGalley
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. Unfortunately, I thought it was a short children's book, but it ended up being a chapter book and that is not what I was looking for.
Lindsay D, Reviewer⭐⭐⭐NetGalley
From the description of the book, I was expecting a short story but turns out that this is a chapter book. I found it to be okay. The story is pretty out there but certainly a fun Halloween read.
Amanda L, Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐NetGalley
Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for kindly providing me with a digital copy of this book for review.
I read this to my 8 year old son and what a wild and wacky ride it was. I wouldn’t recommend anyone to take this seriously, but it did prompt a serious conversation with my child to advise him not to associate with anyone who ever offers you Happy Jack pumpkin seeds and certainly don’t take them! That advice stands true to everyone I think!
This had Narnia vibes for me, with children knocking about in cupboards and ending up in different lands. In this case it is Halloween land- don’t get excited, there isn’t a talking Jesus lion, but there is a talking gecko that hiccups fire balls! Groovy right!
It’s a perfect October read for young readers. There’s more pumpkins and spooky folktales than you can shake a witches broom at! It certainly captured my son’s imagination. I just hope he doesn’t start climbing in the back of my wardrobe as I’m sure he’ll just end up disappointed with the tap shoes last used in 1999 and the giant feathered fascinator I wore to my brother’s wedding.
October 29, 2020 by Aimee Ann Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Action & Adventure
Halloween-land needs help!
Someone was eating the delectable desserts in the warehouses, amongst other things.
Luckily for the magical inhabitants of Halloween-land, Jack and Ony Lantern are Halloween fanatics.
When a young witch named Casey arrives on Earth one night to ask for their help, they know they will be the perfect superheroes for the adventure.
Put your Halloween costume on, grab a Halloween treat, and get ready for a ride to a land filled with Halloween madness!
A Halloween Adventure with Jack and Ony Lantern is an adorable read that will keep young readers engrossed, enthralled, and enchanted until the very last page! A Halloween Adventure with Jack and Ony Lantern is a book that is the perfect read for the Halloween period and will take its readers on a fun and entertaining journey from start to finish! The combination of the adventure-packed story, incredible literature courtesy of Sylvie Gionet, and the phenomenal characters make A Halloween Adventure with Jack and Ony Lantern a read not to be missed! That is why I urge all readers to pick up this book and immerse yourself in it! However, if you need more convincing then read the rest of my review to hear more about this dazzling piece of literature!
A Halloween Adventure with Jack and Ony Lantern is a charming Halloween story that will introduce the reader to Jack and Ony. Jack and Ony are excited for Halloween and have started decorating and getting in the spirit of Halloween! However, one day a young witch not from earth arrives and she needs Jack and Ony’s help. Jack and Ony soon jump at the opportunity to help the young witch and what follows is a spooky and spectacular Halloween adventure that should not be missed!
A Halloween Adventure with Jack and Ony Lantern for me was adorable, captivating, and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end! Even though I am an adult, and this book is aimed at young readers! I felt this way thanks to the author and her unique premise as well as her bewitching literature. It is rare to find a Halloween novel that is refreshing, and it is even more challenging to discover a Halloween story that does not seem cliché and unlike all others, so that is why I am so happy to have found this wonderful book written by the talented Sylvie Gionet!
The story of A Halloween Adventure with Jack and Ony Lantern is original and unlike anything I have read before. I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book, and all themes are explored by Gionet wonderfully, and she does this by lacing these interesting themes/messages throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes A Halloween Adventure with Jack and Ony Lantern a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable and thus should not be missed!
Sylvie Gionet is a phenomenal writer who is not only amazing for her ability to captivate the reader’s attention straight away, but she is also an excellent author for her ability to lace exceptional twists and turns throughout her story! That will, in turn, have young readers shocked but hooked until the very end! The combination of Gionet’s shocking twists and her explanatory powers will immerse the reader in the story and make them be able to visualize every detail, no matter how small. Which in turn will make young readers feel included in the adventure in the novel and will feel as if they are right there beside the characters in the book!
To conclude my thoughts on this wonderful book, A Halloween Adventure with Jack and Ony Lantern is an exciting, compelling, and fun Halloween novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! A Halloween Adventure with Jack and Ony Lantern is the perfect read for this time of year so be sure to have a read of the preview and read this book!
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Kirsty M, Reviewer ⭐⭐NetGalley
I couldn't completely finish this as I was struggling to get through it but I did like what I read of it and found it heartwarming. I got about 40% through before DNFing.