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Summary

A mysterious ring of stones in a clearing.... An abandoned old trapper’s cabin in the woods.... Flickering lights in the forest.... The sound of hoof beats in the night.... And a Great Pumpkin Ride like no other. 

When a group of teens decide to camp out with their horses at a haunted cabin in the woods on Halloween night, they unravel a mystery and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Join the Great Pumpkin Ride today. We dare you!  

This is a Disney type of Halloween tale. It’s a glorious, fun-filled adventure for the whole family. This story is suitable for boys and girls, ages seven and up.

©2004 Laura Hesse (P)2018 Laura Hesse

Critic reviews

The Great Pumpkin Ride is a glorious romp filled with adventure, humor, suspense, and mystery! This is simply a wonderful book for young readers.... Anyone can enjoy it!” (The Harbour City Star)

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  • Adventures-IN-Print
  • 17-10-18

Really cute

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review." Really cute Halloween story. Short and sweet. Love how the group of friends stay together regardless of what happens. Not scary but really good nonetheless.

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  • Amanda
  • 30-11-18

Love this spooky short story

A group of kids in a small farming community get ready for the Great Pumpkin ride and other Harvest festivities. Rumors of ghost sightings are high and the kids look forward to barrel races and the pumpkin ride followed by a secret camping trip to the old trappers cabin. Very lighthearted enjoyable spooky tale. I would actually like to see more stories with these characters and look forward to more from this author. The narration was great. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Catrina P
  • 21-11-18

The Great Pumpkin Ride

A great Halloween story. A group of friends work to uncover the mystery they’ve come upon while having a Halloween camp out.

This story is part of a series, however it works as a standalone story as well. An enjoyable listen for all ages.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Margaret
  • 10-11-18

Recommend for all kids

This is the first book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would listen to another. It seems to be a great story for 10 years and older. There are lessons to be learned.

There is a lot going on in this book. It is set in Canada!Yes, there is a pumpkin ride- many people of the town go out on wagons, tractors and horses down a designated road and everyone decorates and lights their pumpkins. There is a mystery complete with ghosts. The teens do go camping at a cabin in the woods. But this story is so much more. We get a glimpse into their days at and outside of school, their relationships with each other (good and bad) and their towns goings on during the Halloween festivities. There is bullying, teamwork, antagonistic actions and attempted reconciliations, and lessons in tolerance and respect for people of varied beliefs and physical abilities. It is a great listen.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Leslie Howard). She did a great job with the character voices. Most are teenagers. Her style and flow was good and made for a very nice listen.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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  • Layla
  • 05-11-18

Great read.

Not what I expected but I really liked it and would recommend it to others.

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  • KD
  • 04-11-18

Great halloween listen

I always like to listen to audiobooks. Helps me get in right mood for the festivities. Book was short and i got through it. Enjoyed it but it was wasn't an amazing read or anything.Still good.

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  • Karen S
  • 25-10-18

Enjoyable for any age.

This is a short story, just over 3 hours. The story was well written. It is a great listen for any family member. Looking for a Halloween story, this might be the one for you.

Narration was well done.

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  • Steven
  • 23-10-18

Great for Halloween

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This is a great family fun read for the Halloween season.

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  • TheBookNut
  • 20-10-18

cute

well that was a lot of fun. The perfect October story to listen to while Im running around closing at work. It made everything go a lot faster. Halloween lovers will love it.

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  • Susan C-K
  • 20-10-18

Great Children's Halloween Book!

Fun ghost story that takes place on Halloween. I really enjoyed the interactions of the kids with each other. One of them had a leg amputation but was just treated like one of the kids. This story honors heritage, family, and friends. It was nicely narrated. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.