Mr. Boggarty

The Halloween Grump

Children - Adventure
148 Pages
Reviewed on 02/26/2019
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Reviewed by Kristy Vee for Readers' Favorite

Mr. Boggarty: The Halloween Grump by Tevin Hansen is a comedy/suspense story about five friends: Trixie, Frank, Darren, Darby, and Preston. Halloween is here again, but this year, the friends decide it’s time to play a little prank on mean ole Mr. Boggarty. He’s so mean, he never ever gives out Halloween candy even though everyone knows that sugar is a must-have staple in children's diets. The friends prep five cartons of rotten eggs for their prank and finally make their move. Things don’t go quite as planned and nothing could have prepared them for what was inside Mr. Boggarty’s. Along with a lit pumpkin, they come face to face with the Lime Green Ghost of Lincoln County and it has stolen the soul of Mr. Boggarty! They quickly learn that they have a terrible fate awaiting them at 6 o'clock when the ghost’s brothers and sisters arrive. As the children sit, afraid of what will happen next, the ghost sure has an awful lot to say about a lot of different things, and they soon discover that not everything is as it seems.

Mr. Boggarty: The Halloween Grump is downright hilarious! Original, imaginative, and full of silly jokes both adults and children will appreciate. This really is a fantastic (and educational) Halloween story and a classroom must-have. I think the layout is brilliant and the different background stories of each friend make it that much more enjoyable and relatable to children. The ending was a great surprise and couldn’t have been better. Excellently written, with flawless grammar/punctuation; a well-deserved five stars.