The Arthur and Buster NewsletterOctober, 2004
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THIS MONTH'S THEME: Halloween

TOP STORY: Spooky Stuff
By "BOO-ster" Baxter

BOO-ster Baxter's Byline Picture Welcome to the scariest time of the year!

No, it's not time for one of Mr. Ratburn's big tests... It's Halloween!

Do you know where the name of this haunted holiday comes from? Well, I'll tell you.

There was this guy named Een, and he was so hungry that he felt kind of hollow inside. (Boy, do I know THAT feeling!) Anyway, Een went from door to door looking for food. But everybody had just seen Een eat a huge pancake breakfast, so they didn't believe that he was hungry.

Then Een got an idea: If he dressed up as someone else, people might give him food. So that's what Een did, and it worked! And it's all because of "Hollow Een" that we get to go trick-or-treating!

Editor's Note from Arthur: I'm pretty sure that Buster is making this up. Anyway, be sure to check out our cool Halloween stuff.

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FEATURED ARTICLE: Costume Tips
By "Mummy" Crosswire

Mummy Crosswire's Byline Picture 1. Royalty: Choose a crown that won't slip down over your eyes. It's hard to look majestic when you're walking into a wall.

2. Astronaut: It gets REALLY warm inside a spacesuit costume. Make sure you have air holes to cool you off.

3. Pirate: If your fake parrot keeps falling off your shoulder, have your butler hold it in place.

4. Ghost: Everyone loves this retro-chic costume, but please PLEASE do not use designer sheets!

5. The Invisible Man: Make sure you don't forget where you are. Otherwise, it might be very hard to find yourself again!

Want to dress up as one of my friends for Halloween? Check out the Costumes section of Francine's Play-Maker.

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FERN'S POETRY PLACE: Scary Tales
By "Fernkenstein"

Fernkenstein's Byline Picture Halloween is a great time for poetry!
Take a look at this spooky poem I wrote using
the letters in the word "werewolf":



Woolly creature
Eats everything
Really sharp teeth
Eerie midnight howl
Wait!
Oh, no! What's that?
Look out behind you!
Fooled you!

Choose a word and use the letters to write a poem of your own. And don't forget to check out my Poetry Club.