From the Grave

From the Grave

by Gareth Stevens Publishing
     
 

This short-fiction series of spine-chilling stories will thrill young readers with its tales of horror, mystery, and the supernatural. Selections include both short prose and excerpts of longer works by well-known authors such as Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and Edgar Allan Poe, and introduces the work of a number of less widely known writers, including… See more details below

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This short-fiction series of spine-chilling stories will thrill young readers with its tales of horror, mystery, and the supernatural. Selections include both short prose and excerpts of longer works by well-known authors such as Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and Edgar Allan Poe, and introduces the work of a number of less widely known writers, including Gertrude Atherton, Frank Norris, Amelia B. Edwards, and J. Sheridan LeFanu. Brief biographies relate each piece of writing to its author's life and times and provide information about other works by each writer. The topic and full-color illustrations will capture the attention of reluctant readers.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 7�9
The selections in these titles are easily found elsewhere. The first book includes Charles Dickens's "The Trial for Murder" and Mary E. Wilkins's "The Lost Ghost." The second one has an extract from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" and E. F. Benson's "The Room in the Tower." While the stories are not overly graphic or frightening, some contain difficult vocabulary. Each volume has full-color illustrations, and some pages have colored backgrounds, which make the books seem as if they were intended for a younger audience. Short biographies of the authors are included. Strictly additional.
—Michele CapozzellaCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836868234
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Ghost Stories Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

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