The Two Shining Families
About the Book
On the surface, the story, The Two Shining Families reveals a family carving pumpkins to make a family of glowing jack-o-lanterns. The story depicts the shining of not one, but two families. The human family shines as they work together. The jack-o-lantern family shine their glowing faces, too. The author communicates the importance of family. Without Dad, Mom, and Toddler working together, there would be no One, two, three jack-o-lanterns. There would be no shining of any kind. Delving deeper, the reader realizes that the Halloween season is a special time for families to shine be it in celebrating together or in LED lighted faces.
About the Author
The author of The Two Shining Families enjoyed the season of Halloween. As a child, she trick-or-treated. She had a costume, too. Time passed, and then the child grew. In her adult years, she would decorate the outside of her Mother's home with her brother, Paul. Corn stalks, scarecrows and pumpkins would shine up the yard. Also, the author celebrated Halloween with her sister, Kathy. Together they passed candy to the children, and then as a family, they sat by a fire with the neighbors. It was a special time shared. Although not everyone celebrates the season of Halloween, the author considers it a time for fun and camaraderie.