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Ghostwise: A Book of Midnight Stories
     

Ghostwise: A Book of Midnight Stories

by Dan Yashinsky
 

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Ghostwise is a bewitching collection of strange and scary stories of ghosts and other supernatural occurrences from many different cultures. The storytellers in this collection include Mariella Bertelli, Alice Kane, Cathy Miyata, Stanley Sparkles, and many more. Prepare to meet spirits who reach across the shifting border that separates the dead from the living and

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Ghostwise is a bewitching collection of strange and scary stories of ghosts and other supernatural occurrences from many different cultures. The storytellers in this collection include Mariella Bertelli, Alice Kane, Cathy Miyata, Stanley Sparkles, and many more. Prepare to meet spirits who reach across the shifting border that separates the dead from the living and heroes who overcome evil with a courage they didn't know they possessed. Beware of the monsters whose bone-chilling stories will haunt you time and again. And, listen carefully to the voices within each story: you, too, can become ghostwise.

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VOYA - Randy Brough
This is an evocative collection of spooky tales meant to be read and retold around a campfire or at a story hour perhaps. The thirty-five stories included are brief-none are longer than ten pages and most are considerably shorter. There are no names to hook a potential audience, but the stories are uniformly entertaining and ripe for retelling. The collection is essentially Canadian in nature, and Canada encompasses a wide variety of cultures and traditions: Nootka, Quebecois, Tlingit, and Scottish, to name a few. There also are stories from China, the Ukraine, Jamaica, Ireland, and the American South. Some of the stories are ancient and some contemporary, but they all involve what the author coins "ghost-wisdom." Loup-garous, Japanese demons, wendingos, fox fairies, and the Devil himself haunt the pages of this special book. In Chris Cavanaugh's Ti-Flor and the Devil an Acadian girl saves her village by tricking the devil, a master fiddler, into dancing on three of his own magical fiddle strings. The Piper's Tale by Jim Strickland is about Willie Johnstone, a Scottish tinker and bagpiper stolen by fairies to entertain them for twenty years, and the tragic consequences this kidnapping has upon poor Willie's family. Cathy Miyata's No Pear-A-Bow is of a Japanese shapeshifter that terrorizes solitary travelers who happen across its lonesome domain. Refreshingly void of the carnage that seems requisite in most supernatural fiction these days, Ghostwise is proof that an old-fashioned ghost story well told can still chill the spine. A bonus is an appendix that provides concise biographical information for each storyteller, and in most instances insightful commentary by the storyteller on the genesis of their contribution. VOYA Codes: 4Q 3P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses, Will appeal with pushing, Middle School-defined as grades 6 to 8, Junior High-defined as grades 7 to 9 and Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780921556664
Publisher:
Ragweed Press
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.62(h) x (d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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