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A terrifying taste of short & shivery : thirty creepy tales /

by San Souci, Robert D; Wooden, Lenny [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c1998Description: xii, 159 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0385326351 :.Title notes: c.1 $14.95 11-99$10.95 7/23/2001Subject(s): Ghost stories | Tales | Ghosts -- Folklore | Folklore
Contents:
Crooker waits -- Yara-ma-yha-who -- The fata -- The fiddler -- Land-otter -- A fish story -- Apparitions -- The bijli -- The lutin -- The hundredth skull -- The ogre's arm -- The hairy hands -- The snow husband -- The zimwi -- Witchbirds -- Dangerous Hill -- The witch's head -- Dinkins is dead -- Old Nan's ghost -- The interrupted wedding -- The mulombe -- The haunted grove -- The tiger woman -- Peacock's ghost -- Israel and the werewolf -- Hoichi the earless -- A snap of the fingers -- Narrow escape -- The black fox -- The mother and death.
Summary: A collection of scary traditional tales from all over the world, including "Apparitions" from Germany, "The Hundredth Skull" from Ohio, and "The Ogre's Arm" from Japan.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and long-legged beasties inhabit these 30 chilling tales gathered from around the world. Twenty hair-raising illustrations highlight creepy classic and contemporary stories from Australia, Germany, India, El Salvador, and more, including a healthy helping of American apparitions. Do you dare walk down the lane where "Crooker Waits"? Or would you rather shake "The Hairy Hands"? These vivid retellings will keep readers and listeners on the edge of their seats, while thorough source notes are a boon to students and teachers. A supernatural treat for spine-chilling fun!

Crooker waits -- Yara-ma-yha-who -- The fata -- The fiddler -- Land-otter -- A fish story -- Apparitions -- The bijli -- The lutin -- The hundredth skull -- The ogre's arm -- The hairy hands -- The snow husband -- The zimwi -- Witchbirds -- Dangerous Hill -- The witch's head -- Dinkins is dead -- Old Nan's ghost -- The interrupted wedding -- The mulombe -- The haunted grove -- The tiger woman -- Peacock's ghost -- Israel and the werewolf -- Hoichi the earless -- A snap of the fingers -- Narrow escape -- The black fox -- The mother and death.

A collection of scary traditional tales from all over the world, including "Apparitions" from Germany, "The Hundredth Skull" from Ohio, and "The Ogre's Arm" from Japan.

c.1 $14.95 11-99

$10.95 7/23/2001

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. xi)
  • Crooker Waits (British Isles--England) (p. 1)
  • Yara-ma-yha-who (Australia) (p. 6)
  • The Fata (Italy) (p. 12)
  • The Fiddler (British Isles--Wales) (p. 15)
  • Land-Otter (Native American--Tlingit tribe) (p. 20)
  • A Fish Story (United States--Virginia--African American traditional) (p. 25)
  • Apparitions (Germany) (p. 30)
  • The Bijli (India) (p. 35)
  • The Lutin (Canada--French Canadian traditional) (p. 39)
  • The Hundredth Skull (United States--Ohio) (p. 43)
  • The Ogre's Arm (Japan) (p. 46)
  • The Hairy Hands (British Isles--England) (p. 52)
  • The Snow Husband (Native American--Algonquin tribe) (p. 58)
  • The Zimwi (Africa--from the Swahili) (p. 62)
  • Witchbirds (France) (p. 68)
  • Dangerous Hill (British Isles--England) (p. 73)
  • The Witch's Head (El Salvador) (p. 77)
  • Dinkins Is Dead (United States--South Carolina) (p. 82)
  • Old Na's Ghost (British Isles--England) (p. 86)
  • The Interrupted Wedding (Norway) (p. 91)
  • The Mulombe (Africa--Zimbabwe) (p. 95)
  • The Haunted Grove (Canada) (p. 101)
  • The Tiger Woman (China) (p. 104)
  • Peacock's Ghost (United States--Louisiana) (p. 109)
  • Israel and the Werewolf (Poland--Jewish traditional) (p. 114)
  • Hoichi the Earless (Japan--from Lafcadio Hearn) (p. 118)
  • A Snap of the Fingers (Mexico) (p. 123)
  • Narrow Escape (United States--California) (p. 130)
  • The Black Fox (United States--Connecticut) (p. 137)
  • The Mother and Death (Denmark--from Hans Christian Andersen) (p. 141)
  • Notes on Sources (p. 147)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Horn Book Review

These spooky, well-researched retellings include an affecting Hans Christian Andersen adaptation, a familiar urban legend about a young motorist and the man hiding in her backseat, and a generous sampling of stories derived from world cultures. The brief tales are scary enough to satisfy anyone attending a slumber party or sitting around a campfire; the source notes at the end of the volume add an educational element. From HORN BOOK Spring 1999, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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