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SPIDER October 2017

SPIDER October 2017
$6.95

Make a mushroom cap hat, build a pumpkin rocket, visit Earth on a candy-gathering mission, and outsmart a duppy spirit. This is a Halloween party, the SPIDER way.

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SPIDER October 2017

Cover art by Stephen Costanza


Make a mushroom cap hat, build a pumpkin rocket, visit Earth on a candy-gathering mission, and outsmart a duppy spirit. This is a Halloween party, the SPIDER way.


Learn about monsters from myth and legend, visit Saturn’s rings, and practice some absurd tongue-twisters! Can you imagine paddling in a pumpkin canoe? See all of the creative ways that people use them at the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta. Find out why the mysterious witch at the Halloween party carries a mop instead of a broom, and read a Caribbean folktale about a music-loving ghost. This month’s SPIDER is packed with fun things to make and do, from pumpkin rockets to a gross-looking pumpkin surprise, and even instructions to make your very own Miro costume! Enjoy these spooky stories, poems, and stories:


“Big Ideas” by Ariel Schrag

“What Am I?” by Kurt Metzler

“The Witch’s Mop” by Pamela Love

“Saturn’s Rings” by Neal Levin

“Pumpkin Rockets” by Sue Gagliardi

“Beyond Jack-O’-Lanterns” by Sue Gagliardi

“Barfing Jack Guacamole” by Barfing Jill

“Terrible Tongue Twisters” by Danny Ray Roberts

“Tukama and the Duppy” by Phillis Gershator

 

Regular features include Doodlebug & Dandelion, Fabulous Facts, Spider’s Corner, Spider’s Mailbox, Ophelia’s Last Word, Buggy Bulletin, The Fun Zone, Mind-Buggler, and Spider and the Gang