Horrible Harry at Halloween

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Table of Contents
 
No one can imagine what Harry will be this
Halloween ...
 
 
“What are you wearing Harry?” Mary asked.
“Ahhhhhhhh,” he replied lying back on the couch. His head was propped up on the little cushion
.
‘Huh?” Mary nagged. ”I'm going to be Tinker Bell.”
“Well Tink, you'll never guess what I'm gonna be in a thousand years,” Harry said putting his arms behind his head.
“A Komodo dragon?” Song Lee asked.
“Nope. ”
“T-Rex?” I asked.
“Nope.”
“A ghost? A ghoul? A vampire?” Mary persisted.
“Nope. Nope. Nope.”
“Harry!”
we all groaned.
“Tell us!”
But Harry didn't. He just shook his head and changed the subject.
PUFFIN BOOKS ABOUT HORRIBLE HARRY AND SONG LEE
 
 
Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion
Horrible Harry and the Christmas Surprise
Horrible Harry and the Drop of Doom
Horrible Harry and the Dungeon
Horrible Harry at Halloween
Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon
Horrible Harry and the Green Slime
Horrible Harry and the Kickball Wedding
Horrible Harry and the Purple People
Horrible Harry in Room 2B
Horrible Harry Moves Up to Third Grade
Horrible Harry's Secret
 
Song Lee and the “I Hate You” Notes
Song Lee and the Hamster Hunt
Song Lee and the Leech Man
Song Lee in Room 2B
PUFFIN BOOKS
Published by the Penguin Group
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Penguin Books Ltd, Registered Offices: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England
 
First published in the United States of America by Viking,
a division of Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, 2000
Published by Puffin Books,
a division of Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, 2002
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Text copyright © Suzy Kline, 2000
Illustrations copyright © Frank Remkiewicz, 2000
All rights reserved
 
THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HAS CATALOGED THE VIKING EDITION AS FOLLOWS:
Kline, Suzy.
Horrible Harry at Halloween / by Suzy Kline;
illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz.
p. cm.
Summary: The students in Miss Mackle's third-grade class enjoy a day
of Halloween surprises, including Harry's unusual costume.
eISBN : 978-1-101-12784-1
[1. Schools—Fiction. 2. Halloween—Fiction.] I. Remkiewicz, Frank, ill.
II.Title PZ7.K6797 Hnt 2000 [Fic]—dc21 00-028995
 
 
 

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Dedicated with love to my third grade class:
Thanks for a wonderful year,
and ... a special week at Halloween!
 
 
 
 
Kayci Bessette
Joseph Carey
Amanda Cavagnero
Mark Dalla Valle
Joseph Fagnand
Thomas Filippini
Anthony Flint
Nathan Goulet
Joshua Gyuricsko
Danielle Hale
Randy Huxley
Kyle Lucas
Daniel Mohlenhoff
Vincent Obregon
David Pashley
Amy Rice
Kevin Robinson
Cassandra Rosa
Matthew Ross
Timmy Strahan
Gary Synott
Whitney Troy
Keegan Zygmont
Special appreciation to ... my editor, Cathy Hennessy, for her helpful insight, my husband, Rufus, for his valuable comments, and love for old TV shows, and my former student Heath Jenkins, who drenched the front row with his water experiment.
What's Harry Going to Be?
E
very Halloween we wear costumes to South School. The biggest question the week before is ...
What's Harry going to be?
My name is Doug. I'm in third grade. My best friend is Harry. He loves horrible things. His name is even spooky, Harry
Spooger.
When it's Halloween, Harry always plays a few tricks on us. And each year his costumes get scarier and scarier.
The day before Halloween we were sitting on the rug in the library corner. The second morning bell hadn't rung yet, so we were just talking about the big question ...
What's Harry going to be?
“Remember last year in second grade?” Sidney said. “Harry wore a snake costume. All you could see was his white teeth. He was so scary!”
“He was
late,
” Mary groaned. “It took him ten extra minutes to slither across the playground. I remember he had to stay after school that day.”
As Mary thought about it more, she smiled.
“I remember what costume Harry wore in the first grade,” Song Lee said. “He was the Loch Ness Monster.”
Sidney's teeth began to chatter. “He was all slimy and green.”
“Yeah, even in kindergarten Harry was scary,” I said. “Remember? He was
C
ount Dracula. He chewed on strawberries and let the red juice drip down his chin like
blood
.”
Mary shivered. “Well, I'm going to be Tinker Bell. I found a fancy gold dress with gold sequins at the thrift shop for five dollars. Mom is taking up the hem, and making me a wand and a special box with magic powder in it. It's called pixie dust.”
“Oooh! You'll have magical powers!” Song Lee exclaimed.
No one else ooohed.
“Hey, what are you wearing?” I asked Dexter.
“The usual. My Elvis costume. I'm bringing a guitar, too.”
“Cool,” I said. “What are you gonna be Sid?”
“A squid,” a voice said from the doorway.
“Harry!”
we all replied as he ran into the room and took a flying leap onto the space couch. It was finally his turn to sit on it. We go in ABC order. Spooger is last. It was his day.
“What are you wearing Harry?” Mary asked.
“Ahhhhhhhh,” he replied lying back on the couch. His head was propped up on the little cushion.
“Huh?” Mary nagged. “I'm going to be Tinker Bell.”
“Well Tink, you'll never guess what I'm gonna be in a thousand years,” Harry said putting his arms behind his head.
“A Komodo dragon?” Song Lee asked.
“Nope.”
“T-Rex?” I asked.
“Nope.”
“A ghost? A ghoul? A vampire?” Mary persisted.
“Nope. Nope. Nope.”
“Harry!”
we all groaned.
“Tell us!”
But Harry didn't. He just shook his head and changed the subject. “I thought of a new game we can play for recess today.”
“What?” we replied.
“Tombstone kickball. We get some chalk and draw a tombstone on first base, second base, third base, and home plate.”
“Neat-o!” Dexter and I said. Suddenly, Sidney leaped in the air. “Now I know what you're gonna be for Halloween... a
walking corpse!
That's why you've got graveyards on the brain.”
“Wrong again, Squid. You'll just have to wait until tomorrow.” And then Harry closed his eyes and pretended to snore.
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