More Short & Shivery: Thirty Terrifying Tales

More Short & Shivery: Thirty Terrifying Tales

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by Robert D. San Souci, Katherine Coville
     
 

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From around the world comes this spooky collection of short stories and folktales: ghosts, ghouls, vampires, and skeletons galore to satisfy all horror hounds and thrill seekers!
 
Something was approaching the house, and growing larger the nearer it came. Coming closer . . . and closer . . . Suddenly, she heard a blood-chilling

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From around the world comes this spooky collection of short stories and folktales: ghosts, ghouls, vampires, and skeletons galore to satisfy all horror hounds and thrill seekers!
 
Something was approaching the house, and growing larger the nearer it came. Coming closer . . . and closer . . . Suddenly, she heard a blood-chilling scratch, scratch, scratch at the window. . . .
 
Shiver, shake, and shudder! Be prepared for goose bumps when you read these thirty stories that will scare you silly—if you dare to keep reading. . . .
 
Ghouls, vengeful spirits, the walking dead, and deals with devils! Horror lives in every corner of the globe, from China to Virginia, Brazil to Japan, Haiti to Nigeria. The most terrifying stories on earth will keep you up all night and are perfect to read to your friends. Can they handle it?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
San Souci provides this sequel to his Short & Shivery and, like its predecessor, it reflect San Souci's amazing ability to draw from a large number of traditions and sources to tell a story guaranteed to involve listeners. Perhaps best of all for weary parents...these stories are short. 1996 (orig.
School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up-This volume of 30 scary stories from around the world is an absolute delight. The breadth of the collection is impressive. Some of the tales are old friends (``The King of the Cats'' from England and ``The Devil and Tom Walker'' from the U.S.), while others seem familiar (``Escape up the Tree'' from Nigeria is a lot like ``Wiley and the Hairy Man,'' and ``Knock...Knock...Knock'' from the U.S./Canada is a story that youngsters have been telling each other at camp for years). There are still others (``Sister Death and the Healer'' from Mexico/American Southwest and ``The Greedy Daughter'' from Italy) that are unfamiliar but will soon be well loved. San Souci's fine ear for dialogue is reflected in his retellings, and he deserves a medal for the detailed source notes he provides. Each selection is illustrated with a dramatic, full-page black-and-white painting. A book that's equally appropriate for the classroom or under the covers.-Patricia A. Dollisch, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440418573
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/27/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
757,706
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile:
920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Robert D. San Souci is the award-winning author of many popular books for young readers.

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More Short & Shivery: Thirty Terrifying Tales 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just like the first one, this book is awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved reading these books with my fourth grade teacher he used to bring it and read it to us we loved hearing them. And i still do!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great for 4th graders and up. You read spooky stories from around the world.