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Kingfisher Book of Scary Stories
     

Kingfisher Book of Scary Stories

by Chris Powling, Peter Bailey
 

Here are ghouls, goblins, and ghosts galore! With its chilling mix of contemporary stories and retellings of old favorites, this anthology is illustrated with haunting detail and offers a satisfying, spooky read. The tales from top-notch writers make this an ideal read-aloud for Halloween, and a must-have gift book for all young fright fans.

Among the scary

Overview

Here are ghouls, goblins, and ghosts galore! With its chilling mix of contemporary stories and retellings of old favorites, this anthology is illustrated with haunting detail and offers a satisfying, spooky read. The tales from top-notch writers make this an ideal read-aloud for Halloween, and a must-have gift book for all young fright fans.

Among the scary stories included are:
Widdershins by Ann Turnbull
A Face in the Dark by Ruskin Bond
The Bravest Man in the World retold by Robert Hull
Tsipporah by Adèle Geras
An Oddment by Chris Powling
Bush Medicine by Faustin Charles
Mine by Anthony Masters
A Loathly Lady by Susan Price
The Ghost on Saturday Night by Sid Fleischman
Siren Song by Vivien Alcock

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Recommended especially for sleep-overs where the stories will be read aloud.” —Children's Literature
Children's Literature
Ten top-notch children's book authors have contributed tales to this collection: Ann Turnbull, Ruskin Bond, Robert Hull, Adèle Geras, Chris Powling, Faustin Charles, Anthony Masters, Susan Price, Sid Fleischman and Vivien Alcock. Two are book excerpts(Alcock's Siren Song and Fleischman's The Ghost on Saturday Night), and the others are original stories written for this collection. They take the reader on a world-wide trip through the settings that include India, Barbados, Jerusalem, the British Isles and the United States. Some are shivery, some have surprise endings, and some will cause the reader to giggle. In the first story, Michael conjures up the devil in the shape of a black dog who won't go away. The Bravest Man in the World is a humorous tale of a young man who outwits three ghosts. Some teach life lessons about greed and character. Recommended especially for sleep-overs where the stories will be read aloud. This was first published as a hardback in 1984. 2002 (orig.1984), Kingfisher,
— Sharon Salluzzo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753453896
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Story Collections
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.57(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Chris Powling is the author of many books for children including Hiccup Harry.

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