Short and Shivery: Thirty Chilling Tales

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Thirty hair-raising tales, selected from international ghostlore, have been skillfully retold especially for young people. Eerie black-and-white illustrations, ghastly details, and strong, shuddery endings make these the kind of stories young readers crave. Famous stories like “The Robber Bridegroom” by the Brothers Grimm, “Tailypo,” and “The Golem” are included, as well as retellings of stories by some of the world’s greatest authors, including Nathaniel Hawthorne and ...
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Overview

Thirty hair-raising tales, selected from international ghostlore, have been skillfully retold especially for young people. Eerie black-and-white illustrations, ghastly details, and strong, shuddery endings make these the kind of stories young readers crave. Famous stories like “The Robber Bridegroom” by the Brothers Grimm, “Tailypo,” and “The Golem” are included, as well as retellings of stories by some of the world’s greatest authors, including Nathaniel Hawthorne and Washington Irving.

This collection of spooky stories from around the world is sure to bring gleeful shudders to young and old alike. Eerie illustrations help make this book the perfect gift for Halloween.

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Editorial Reviews

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"There are some delicious shivers here, with plenty of fodder for an active imagination." — School Library Journal

"Demons, vampires, skeletons, goblins, werewolves, witches, wizards, and ghosts aplenty inhabit these tales from various parts of the world." — Booklist

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Short & Shivery makes a paperback appearance. These stories drawn from the Brothers Grimm and Nathaniel Hawthorne among others reflect San Souci's amazing ability to draw from a large number of traditions and sources and tell a story guaranteed to involve listeners. Perhaps, best of all for weary parents...these stories are indeed short.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440418047
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/11/2001
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 613,665
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 7.69 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

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

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Loved these stories when I was little, love them now. Can be a b

    Loved these stories when I was little, love them now. Can be a bit scary for children under about 8. I say the two books in this series are steppnig stones for the Alvin Schwartz books so if your child (or you) loves scary/ghost stories but can't take the creepy (sometimes a bit disturbing) illustrations, these are for you. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    Nela

    I have thisbook and it is awsome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Sooooo gooooood!

    This book will have you on the edge of your chair ALL NIGHT LONG!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Awesome!

    I love this book!

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