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The Herdman kids, stars of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," are back for another hilarious episode. This year the mayor, who's had it with the kids' shenanigans, cancels the town's Halloween. In a witty turn of events, the Herdmans manage to turn the worst Halloween ever into the best ever.
"The writing is fast paced and funny, and the plot takes some unexpected if not entirely believable twists; for example, a trap door in the teachers' lounge leads to a boiler room filled with holiday candy stolen and stashed by the Herdmans over the years."
From the Publisher
The Herdmans plus Halloween have always spelled disaster. Every year these six kids -- the worst in the history of Woodrow Wilson School, and possibly even the world -- wreak havoc on the whole town. They steal candy, spray-paint kids, and take anything that's not nailed down. Now the mayor has had it. He's decided to cancel Halloween. There won't be any Herdmans to contend with this year, but there won't be any candy, either. And what's Halloween without candy? And without trick-or-treating? The Herdmans manage to turn the worst Halloween ever into the best Halloween ever in this uproarious sequel to The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
This sequel to THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER and THE BEST SCHOOL YEAR EVER features the return of the Herdmans, six hell-raising siblings so incorrigible that the mayor cancels normal Halloween in the city's self-defense, outlawing trick-or-treating and even forbidding the sale of candy in the stores. A sedate and heavily chaperoned school party will be held instead, "with a lot of fake witches and spooky music on the PA, and little kid games." The Herdmans aren't exactly intimidated, however, and rounding everyone up into one place merely makes things more convenient for them.