Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt
By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Ages 6-9, 80 pages
As Nate and his dog Sludge reluctantly search for Rosamond's missing cat Little Hex, they encounter dancing artichokes, robots, and a dog dressed as Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother. Finally, they end up at a haunted house where Sludge provides the clue to the mystery. Color and black-and-white illustrations.