In this cumulative tale that begins on "One dark and stormy night," ghost begins to wail. Then candle flickers. Floor creaks. Owl hoots. And Wind begins to blow . . . and blow . . . and BLOW. . . .
"The mounting cadence will be splendid aloud; kids will begin to chime in on the first reading. Root’s dark, swirling paintings of the thoroughly haunted house, lit with a ghostly glow, are right in the proper spirit." — Kirkus Reviews
"Deep, dark pictures of a windy, cloudy, spooky night provide the appropriate atmosphere for this tantalizingly told story-poem about a brother and sister who are sent out at night to fetch a pail of milk . . . A splendid selection for Halloween". — Booklist