Seven Strange and Ghostly Talesby Brian Jacques
Filled with humor, adventure, and imagination, these seven short stories go from the lighthearted to the bizarre. From a teenager who drives a museum curator to mummify him for signing Phantom Snake (an anagram of his name) all over his exhibits, to a boy who's dared to visit the tomb of a vampire at
Redwall fans will love the ghostly side of Brian Jacques!
Filled with humor, adventure, and imagination, these seven short stories go from the lighthearted to the bizarre. From a teenager who drives a museum curator to mummify him for signing Phantom Snake (an anagram of his name) all over his exhibits, to a boy who's dared to visit the tomb of a vampire at midnight only to discover that the vampire boy he meets has a mother who nags just like his own, the eerie and chilling settings and characters will captivate readers.
"Well crafted and smoothly written...While suitable for reading aloud, the tales are even better under the covers with a flashlight." --Booklist, starred review
"Brian Jacques, author of the Redwall books, proves to have a surprising gift for amusing, sometimes horrifying, sometimes quite poignant ghost stories....An excellent choice for reading aloud." --The Horn Book
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 5.12(w) x 7.51(h) x 0.42(d)
- Age Range:
- 9 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Best known for the children’s fantasy series Redwall, Brian Jacques (1939 ¿ 2011) created an entirely new world filled with anthropomorphic animals and set in many different historical time periods. Redwall was adapted into an animated television series. Jacques also wrote another fantasy series for children, Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series, as well as other collections of short stories.
- Date of Birth:
- June 15, 1939
- Date of Death:
- February 5, 2011
- Place of Birth:
- Liverpool, England
- Place of Death:
- Liverpool, England
- St. John¿s School, Liverpool, England
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I remember reading this book in Middle School and loved it. I have been looking for this book in ebook form every since. I also love the Redwall series.
Very good all the tales are cool.
I liked this book; it was funny spooky and made you think a lot about different morals, ethics or whatever you wanna call them. I liked the one about the little guy who out witted the frustrated devil and the good angel and then got bored with lying. You gotta read this; it's not as good as the Redwall series but it can hold its own.