Even More Short and Shivery (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Overview

Thirty spine-chilling stories from around the world provide plenty of shivers in this spooky collection. Curl up with old friends like Washington Irving's "Guests from Gibbet Island" and Charles Dickens's "Chips." Or make the acquaintance of "The Skull That Spoke" and "The Monster of Baylock" -- but beware of spectral visitors like "The Blood-Drawing Ghost." This exciting mixture of classic and contemporary tales from Mexico, China, Poland, Nigeria, and other lands near and far ...
See more details below
Hardcover (Library Binding - THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY)
$14.40
BN.com price
(Save 10%)$16.00 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $10.29   
  • New (2) from $14.39   
  • Used (5) from $10.21   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Thirty spine-chilling stories from around the world provide plenty of shivers in this spooky collection. Curl up with old friends like Washington Irving's "Guests from Gibbet Island" and Charles Dickens's "Chips." Or make the acquaintance of "The Skull That Spoke" and "The Monster of Baylock" -- but beware of spectral visitors like "The Blood-Drawing Ghost." This exciting mixture of classic and contemporary tales from Mexico, China, Poland, Nigeria, and other lands near and far is perfect for hair-raising reading!
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613721912
  • Publisher: Sanval, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 162
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert D. San Souci is the author of Short & Shivery and More Short & Shivery, which School Library Journal called “an absolute delight.”

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

The graveyard was three miles away, but Kate was a brawny girl with a fast stride, so she came to the place sooner rather than later.  The moon lit the marble tomb at the center; she found the blackthorn with no problem.

But she had barely put her hand on it when a soft voice called from the vault, "Come and open the tomb for me."

Kate began to tremble and was very much afraid.  But even as she tried to resist, a force compelled her to unwind the chain that sealed the double doors of the tomb.

Descending a short flight of steps, she found a casket resting upon a marble table.

"Take the lid off," commanded the voice from the casket.

Unable to help herself, she did as she was told.  Inside lay the body of a man who had died months before.  His eyes were open, but unmoving--yet somehow Kate felt them watching her.  His dead lips were drawn slightly apart, and the voice came from between them, though the mouth moved not at all.

"Lift me out of here," the corpse commanded, "and take me on your back."


Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Appointment in Samarra (Persia) 1
Deer Woman (United States--Ponca tribe) 5
The Maggot (British Isles--England) 9
Witch Woman (United States--African American traditional) 15
The Berbalangs (Philippines) 20
The Dancing Dead of Shark Island (British Isles--Ireland) 24
"That I See, but This I Sew" (British Isles--Scotland) 29
La Guiablesse (West Indies--Martinique) 33
The Blood-Drawing Ghost (British Isles--Ireland) 38
Guests from Gibbet Island (United States--from Washington Irving) 44
The Haunted House (China) 49
"Never Far from You" (British Isles--England) 52
The Rose Elf (Denmark--from Hans Christian Andersen) 57
The Wind Rider (Poland) 62
The Skull That Spoke (Nigeria) 67
The Monster of Baylock (British Isles--Ireland) 70
The New Mother (British Isles--England) 76
Rokuro-Kubi (Japan) 83
Dicey and Orpus (United States--African American traditional) 89
Chips (British Isles--from Charles Dickens) 94
The Skeleton's Revenge (Mexico) 100
Lullaby (British Isles--England) 105
Death and the Two Friends (United States--South Carolina) 110
Forest Ghosts (France) 113
A Carolina Banshee (United States--North Carolina) 120
The Deadly Violin (Germany--Jewish traditional) 125
A Night of Terrors (United States--urban folklore) 128
The Sending (Iceland) 136
The Hand of Fate (British Isles--Wales) 140
Old Raw Head (United States--the South) 144
Notes on Sources 149
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)