More Bones: Scary Stories From Around the World

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Ready for scary?!

Shhh! Have you heard about the man who marries . . . a corpse?! Or what about the magic school where one student in every class is never allowed to leave? Or the beautiful red-haired maiden whose hair is actually serpents? Many of these tales go back hundreds of years and to the farthest corners of the earth, but as diverse as they are, they also reveal one important truth: everyone loves a scary story. The authors have dug deeply-from Egypt to Iceland-to find ...

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Overview

Ready for scary?!

Shhh! Have you heard about the man who marries . . . a corpse?! Or what about the magic school where one student in every class is never allowed to leave? Or the beautiful red-haired maiden whose hair is actually serpents? Many of these tales go back hundreds of years and to the farthest corners of the earth, but as diverse as they are, they also reveal one important truth: everyone loves a scary story. The authors have dug deeply-from Egypt to Iceland-to find the spookiest stories for More Bones. Listen! Can you hear the bones beginning to rattle?

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 4-6

According to the source notes, many of these 22 selections are drawn from 19th-century collections. The assortment ranges from stories that utilize traditional folktale elements such as granted wishes, witches, and wizards to others featuring ghosts and corpses. "The Headless Horseman" (Ireland), "The Shaggy Gray Arm" (Iceland), "The Werewolf in the Forest" (Eastern Europe), and "The Ghost of the Rainbow Maiden" (Hawaii) are among the creepy entries. Gist's dark, smudgy illustrations may prove more frightening than the tales themselves. Give the book to fans of Alvin Schwartz's "Scary Stories" (HarperCollins).-Laurie Slagenwhite, Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham, MI

Kirkus Reviews
Bare Bones might have been an equally descriptive title for this collection of 22 tales. Drawn from diverse sources, many published in the 19th century, most of these stories will be unfamiliar to young readers. Of course, there are familiar motifs: malevolent ghosts, dire predictions and magic gone awry. Whether they feature shape-shifters, ghoulish monsters or just greedy and murderous humans, however, these brief tales are obviously intended to spook readers and listeners. Some succeed admirably. In others, the brevity and lack of embellishment that is the hallmark of a traditional tale weakens the impact, as gruesome events are described in a brisk, matter-of-fact fashion that drains them of effect. Ambiguity is both a strength and weakness. In some cases, not knowing exactly what will happen next produces a delighted shiver of fear; in others, having the details of plot and character remain unclear is merely frustrating. Despite these minor flaws, the collection seems destined to find an enthusiastic audience of listeners and tellers as did Olson and Schwartz's earlier collaboration, Ask the Bones (1999). (Folklore. 10 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670063390
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/14/2008
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 401,283
  • Age range: 8 years
  • Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard Schwartz also lives in Missouri.

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  • Posted February 24, 2011

    wow

    this left me speachless

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    Augest 18 2002

    Awsome book it makes you want to keep reading and never put it down!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Love

    Loved it! It was scary thrilling and fun! My favorite story is shaggy gray arm

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Have thw actual book at home

    I have this actual book at home and it was hard for me to put it down i loved it and the knife was my favorite story in the book

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Cool

    Scary cool very good book

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!

    For me, scary books are a neccesity of life. After picking this book to read, i was Astounded!!! The incredible tales of murdur and ghosts kept me awake in bed for hours after midnight, to frightned to sleep for fear of a wraith killing me with its scythe...

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Bones

    Bones+More Bones=Epicness (Bones is the prequel to More Bones(duh!). I own Bones)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    2013

    I love the knife :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

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    Too scared to be in my room by myself in a pitch black room by a creepy closet

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Bones

    Loved it, my friend and i loved the knife.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Story

    Great when you go camping

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    This book is okay

    This book is very interesting. Some of the stories are COMPLETELY BORING but some are quite scary... to me though they are... he... he um so lets get back to the topic, sorry about that. Okay, so as i was saying, this book is very nice. I read one of the scariest ones before sleepinhg and it gave me the chills... i o reed on the front cover it says RETOLD BY blah blah blah (i mean by the auther). See it says RETOLD that means tht these are stories from people. Anyway i think yu guys shoulnt get it... sorry i am telling the truth....

    by the way i am UKRAINIAN GIRL. Please pray for ukraine because lots of people are dieing for ukrains freedom. There is a war gong on and i might not go there for the summer because of that. :(

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    More Bones

    Its stupid if u get a sample cuz it stops right in the middle
    SUKS

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Any one wana chat

    Its 8:10 an im gettig board

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2014

    Sample

    Dont get the sample jjust bye it. Whet you get the sample it only lets you read one page and one sentance.

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