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Scary stories to tell in the dark : collected from folklore /

by Schwartz, Alvin; Helquist, Brett [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper, 2010Edition: Reillustrated ed.Description: 113 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780060835200 :; 0060835206; 9780060835194 :; 0060835192 :.Title notes: $5.99 (replacement) 12-2012 (db)BRA $5.99 prolam 11/21/2013Subject(s): Ghost stories, American -- Juvenile literature | Folklore -- United States -- Juvenile literature | Tales -- United States -- Juvenile literature | Ghost stories, American | Folklore -- United States
Contents:
"AAAAAAAAAAAH!" -- The big toe -- The walk -- "What do you come for?" -- Me tie dough-ty walker -- A man who lived in Leeds -- Old woman all skin and bone -- The thing -- Cold as clay -- The white wolf -- The haunted house -- The guests -- The hearse song -- The girl who stood on a grave -- A new horse -- Alligators -- Room for one more -- The wendigo -- The dead man's brains -- "May I carry your basket?" --The hook -- The white satin evening gown -- High beams -- The babysitter -- The viper -- The attic -- The slithery-dee -- Aaron Kelly's bones -- Wait till Martin comes -- The ghost with the bloody fingers.
Summary: Tapped from the oral traditions of American folklore, these ghost stories and tales of weird happenings, witches, and graveyards have startling, funny, or surprising endings.
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Books Books Altadena Main Library
Children's Collection Children's NonFiction j 398.2 SCH 2010 (Browse shelf) Available 39270003662966
Books Books Bob Lucas Memorial Library
Children's Collection Children's Fiction BRANCH J SCH (Browse shelf) Available 39270003772625

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A classic collection of chillingly scary tales, collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by renowned artist Brett Helquist (illustrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events and more!).

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark contains some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time. Walking corpses, dancing bones, knife-wielding madmen, and narrow escapes from death--they're all here in this chilling collection of ghost stories. Make sure you read these books with the light ON!

$5.99 (replacement) 12-2012 (db)

BRA $5.99 prolam 11/21/2013

Includes bibliographical references (p. 105-111)

Tapped from the oral traditions of American folklore, these ghost stories and tales of weird happenings, witches, and graveyards have startling, funny, or surprising endings.

"AAAAAAAAAAAH!" -- The big toe -- The walk -- "What do you come for?" -- Me tie dough-ty walker -- A man who lived in Leeds -- Old woman all skin and bone -- The thing -- Cold as clay -- The white wolf -- The haunted house -- The guests -- The hearse song -- The girl who stood on a grave -- A new horse -- Alligators -- Room for one more -- The wendigo -- The dead man's brains -- "May I carry your basket?" --The hook -- The white satin evening gown -- High beams -- The babysitter -- The viper -- The attic -- The slithery-dee -- Aaron Kelly's bones -- Wait till Martin comes -- The ghost with the bloody fingers.

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Horn Book Review

Helquist's new illustrations for Schwartz's classic collection of ghost stories inhabit an altogether more benign universe than the nightmarish 1981 Stephen Gammell originals, more mood-setting decorations than permanently etched images of horror. This new edition is handsome and accessible, ceding the stories themselves pride of place; now young readers have a choice of how scared they want to be -- just a little, or a whole lot. martha v. parravano (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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