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by White, J. A [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]Edition: First edition.Description: 294 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780062560087; 0062560085.Other title: Night books.Subject(s): Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction | Witches -- Juvenile fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction | Storytelling -- Fiction | Witches -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams | JUVENILE FICTION / Books & Libraries | JUVENILE FICTION / Horror | Novels | Fiction | Fantasy fiction | Horror fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | NovelsSummary: Alex's original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon he'll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. He's loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most don't have a happily ever after. Now that Alex is trapped in a true terrifying tale, he's desperate for a different ending--and a way out of this twisted place. This modern spin on the Scheherazade story is perfect for fans of Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm. With interwoven tips on writing with suspense, adding in plot twists, hooks, interior logic, and dealing with writer's block, this is the ideal book for budding writers and all readers of delightfully just-dark-enough tales.
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<p>A boy is imprisoned by a witch and must tell her a new scary story each night to stay alive. This thrilling contemporary fantasy from J. A. White, the acclaimed author of the Thickety series, brings to life the magic and craft of storytelling.</p> <p>Alex's original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon he'll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. He's loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most don't have a happily ever after. Now that Alex is trapped in a true terrifying tale, he's desperate for a different ending--and a way out of this twisted place.</p> <p>This modern spin on the Scheherazade story is perfect for fans of Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm. With interwoven tips on writing with suspense, adding in plot twists, hooks, interior logic, and dealing with writer's block, this is the ideal book for budding writers and all readers of delightfully just-dark-enough tales.</p> <p>* Summer 2018 Kids' Indie Next List * YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Nomination * 2019-2020 Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award * 2020 Rhode Island Children's Book Award Nominee * Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year 2019 (9-12) * 2020-2021 Missouri Association of School Librarians Truman Readers Award Preliminary Nominee *</p>

Alex's original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon he'll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. He's loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most don't have a happily ever after. Now that Alex is trapped in a true terrifying tale, he's desperate for a different ending--and a way out of this twisted place. This modern spin on the Scheherazade story is perfect for fans of Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm. With interwoven tips on writing with suspense, adding in plot twists, hooks, interior logic, and dealing with writer's block, this is the ideal book for budding writers and all readers of delightfully just-dark-enough tales.

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Alex, a boy imprisoned by a witch named Natacha, must tell her a spine-tingling tale every night. Alex's journals--his "nightbooks"--are full of spooky stories he's written, but when his material runs thin, he becomes more desperate to escape and starts planning to with fellow prisoner Yasmin. Themes of writing and storytelling, friendship, and self-acceptance are woven throughout this satisfying modern twist on Arabian Nights. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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