Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales

Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales

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by Robert Simpson Brown, Wendell E. Hall
     
 

Twenty-three original, horrific tales of vengeful spirits and nefarious supernatural creatures are made all the more sinister by the comfortable, contemporary settings of these cold-blooded tales.

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Twenty-three original, horrific tales of vengeful spirits and nefarious supernatural creatures are made all the more sinister by the comfortable, contemporary settings of these cold-blooded tales.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The ghosts of murder victims return to finger their killers and violently avenge their deaths; nature takes on ominous tones in the hooting of an owl, the nighttime crashing of waves on the shore, or the petals of a dying rose; and fate never fails to administer a righteous justice in this collection of 23 contemporary horror stories. Brown ( The Walking Trees ), a professional storyteller who lists National Public Radio among her performing credits, deftly retains an oral quality in these short tales. Her quirky imagination and macabre sense of humor lead the reader on eerie, atavistic journeys, sometimes concluding with an O. Henry-like twist. While the stories lose a bit of their effectiveness on paper, they are tailor-made for reading aloud--on nights, say, when the moon is hidden and unknown things are bumping about. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874834086
Publisher:
August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Series:
American Storytelling Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.54(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 18 Years

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Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter's girl scout troup took this book to camp and they loved it. Not re-hashed stories, but well-honed original tales, they are scary enough to satisfy fifth graders