In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2)
  • In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2)
  • In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2)

In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2)

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by Alvin Schwartz, Dirk Zimmer
     
 

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Seven tales with just the right amount of chill are gathered in this collection - perfect for a dark night read. Young readers will be introduced to such characters as the woman who always wears a green ribbon around her neck and the mysterious boy standing in the rain by the cemetery. Brrrr! See more details below

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Seven tales with just the right amount of chill are gathered in this collection - perfect for a dark night read. Young readers will be introduced to such characters as the woman who always wears a green ribbon around her neck and the mysterious boy standing in the rain by the cemetery. Brrrr!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristina Cassidy
Alvin Schwartz, best known for the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series, shares seven spine-tingling stories for young readers in this "I Can Read!" book. The stories and illustrations, originally published in 1984, are a bit dated, but kids will find plenty to enjoy in the simple, engaging stories about graveyards, skeletons, and ghosts. Parents and teachers will want to remind readers of "The Night It Rained" to never get into a car with a stranger. The stories are creepy without being too frightening and are an excellent addition to a Halloween-themed unit of classroom readings. The book is designated a Level 2 reader, for developing readers. The simple vocabulary and sentence structure are well-suited for that level. The accompanying audio CD includes two tracks, one with page-turn signals and one without. Each track runs about fourteen minutes and includes all the stories. Both tracks also have music and sound effects. While these add to the atmosphere of the stories, truly struggling readers may have trouble focusing on the reading. Reviewer: Kristina Cassidy
School Library Journal

Gr 1-3

This collection of short stories (HarperCollins, 1984) retold by Alvin Schwartz are just creepy enough to give youngsters shivers without causing nightmares. The seven tales were collected from a variety of sources and include some classics such as "The Green Ribbon" (holding on a severed head) and "The Night It Rained" (a man discovers that his hitchhiker was a ghost). Dirk Zimmer performs the stories in a sepulchral tone with a measured pace and different voices for the characters. Background music is light and seems deliberately designed to lessen the scary mood. This Level 2 I Can Read book is perfect for younger children who are constantly pestering the librarian for "something scary."-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064440905
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1985
Series:
I Can Read Book 2 Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
133,658
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile:
430L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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