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Short and Shivery: Thirty Chilling Tales
     

Short and Shivery: Thirty Chilling Tales

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by Robert D. San Souci, Katherine Coville (Illustrator)
 

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A collection of ghost stories, spooky shorts, and frightening folktales from all over the world, perfect for scary sleepovers, staying up all night, or reading alone under the covers—if you dare!
 
“No one travels these roads after dark. Those who are found the next day, if they are still alive, will have gone mad.”

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A collection of ghost stories, spooky shorts, and frightening folktales from all over the world, perfect for scary sleepovers, staying up all night, or reading alone under the covers—if you dare!
 
“No one travels these roads after dark. Those who are found the next day, if they are still alive, will have gone mad.”
 
Chills and thrills to make your flesh crawl with fear! Turn the lights down low and grab your favorite reading chair. But first, you’d better check behind you. . . .
 
Ghosts, monsters, murders, and madmen! These thirty stories have been collected for your reading displeasure from all over the globe, and represent the world’s best scary stories and frightening folktales, featuring famous authors such as Washington Irving and the Brothers Grimm. Welcome to a chilling world of hair-raising tales!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440418047
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/11/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
308,394
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
990L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

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

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Short and Shivery: Thirty Chilling Tales 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have thisbook and it is awsome
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This book will have you on the edge of your chair ALL NIGHT LONG!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book because scary stories are the best (oppinion) I am the kind of person who likes to be suprised by books. My personal favorite from this book was "knock knock knock."