The little big book of chills and thrills /

by Tabori, Lena; Fried, Natasha.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Welcome Enterprises, 2001Edition: 1st ed.Description: 348 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0941807509 :.Title notes: $24.95 9-2002Other title: Chills and thrills.Subject(s): Ghost stories | Horror tales | Magic tricks | Ghost stories | Horror tales | Magic tricks
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

While there have been collections of ghost stories and fantasy tales before The Little Big Book of Chills and Thrills, none have so completely combined all the frightening and magical elements that have spooked and enchanted children for generations. Filled with scary stories, poems, spells, superstitions, and recipes and beautifully designed with twentieth-century illustrations, Chills and Thrills will provide nights of creeps and shivers to last well beyond Halloween Eve. Included are: Ghost Stories including such classics as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Monkey's Paw, The Judge's House, and Pranks, Tales of Magic and Fantasy from Alice in Wonderland, The Hobbit, The Foundling, The Magic Shop and the brothers Grimm's The Crystal Ball, Poems including the witches' chant from Macbeth, Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven, and Colin McNaughton's Transylvania Dreaming, Spells for kids and grown-ups alike to try at home, including how to freeze your enemy, how to dream the truth, and of course, Abracadabra!, Gurses gone unexplained for centuries such as the curse of the Burton Agnes Skull, and the curse of the Tower of London, Superstitions, Legends & Lore offer helpful advice and history on such mystical items as mirrors, candles, and ladders, as well as the meaning behind All Hollows Eve, and the legends of Harry Houdini and Merlin the Magician, Magic Tricks, complete with instructional illustrations, including how to make someone float, and how to read an invisible message, Treats guaranteed to bring ghosts, witches, and wizards to the table, including Cauldron Cookies, a Witches' Brew, All Soul's Day Bread, and Grape Eyeballs Book jacket.

"A Welcome book."

$24.95 9-2002

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Stories
  • The Viper (p. 142)
  • The Foundling (p. 278)
  • Pranks (p. 120)
  • The Troll Ray Bradbury (p. 70)
  • Down the Rabbit-Hole (p. 302)
  • The Crystal Ball (p. 184)
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (p. 320)
  • The Monkey's Paw (p. 250)
  • Midnight Express (p. 18)
  • Frankenstein (p. 60)
  • The Judge's House (p. 148)
  • Harry (p. 200)
  • The Hobbit (p. 32)
  • A Ghost Story (p. 230)
  • The Magic Shop (p. 90)
  • Poems
  • If You See a Fairy Ring (p. 192)
  • Halloween Blessing (p. 312)
  • The Vampire (p. 222)
  • Transylvania Dreaming (p. 110)
  • The Raven (p. 268)
  • The Tempest (p. 30)
  • The Witches' Chant (p. 62)
  • The Song of Wandering Aengus (p. 16)
  • Spells
  • A Counteracting Spell (p. 136)
  • A Moonlight Spell (p. 10)
  • A Love Spell (p. 116)
  • Revenge An Enemy Spell (p. 350)
  • A Spell To Scare A Monster (p. 68)
  • A Spell To Dream True (p. 194)
  • The Abracadabra Spell (p. 277)
  • A Halloween Spell (p. 244)
  • Magic Tricks
  • The Magic Glass (p. 55)
  • A Phantom Message (p. 14)
  • Wizard's Glass Trick (p. 348)
  • The Ghostly Mark (p. 86)
  • The Floating Friend (p. 109)
  • Appear To Feel No Pain (p. 247)
  • A Flying Egg (p. 300)
  • Are You Dead Or Alive? (p. 197)
  • Curses
  • The Curse of Lady Tichborne (p. 66)
  • Curse of the Burton Agnes Skull (p. 224)
  • The Tower of London (p. 12)
  • The Screaming Skull (p. 294)
  • James Dean's Car (p. 114)
  • King Tut's Tomb (p. 180)
  • The Hinemoa (p. 248)
  • Treats
  • Graveyard Brownies (p. 57)
  • Gingerbread Ghosts (p. 146)
  • Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (p. 292)
  • Witches' Brew (p. 241)
  • Baked Apples (p. 273)
  • All Soul's Day Bread (p. 84)
  • Eyeball Potion (p. 319)
  • Eyeball Cookies (p. 183)
  • Spider Cake (p. 112)
  • Superstitions
  • Mirrors (p. 314)
  • Candles (p. 178)
  • Salt (p. 227)
  • Guests (p. 118)
  • Ladders (p. 64)
  • Brooms (p. 26)
  • Stonehenge (p. 28)
  • The Black Cat (p. 297)
  • Vampires (p. 145)
  • Legends & Lore
  • All Hallow's Eve (p. 316)
  • The Day of the Dead (p. 229)
  • The Jack-O'Lantern (p. 274)
  • The Banshee (p. 59)
  • The Salem Witch Trials (p. 140)
  • Apple Dunking (p. 243)
  • Merlin (p. 88)

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