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Spookiest Stories Ever: Four Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts

Spookiest Stories Ever: Four Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts

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by Roberta Simpson Brown, Lonnie E. Brown, J. D. Wilkes
     
 

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If tree branches scratching at your window on a stormy April night or the hot, sticky oppression of a stifling summer's day puts fear into your heart. Or rustling November leaves, and the chill that sneaks into your bones during the darkened days of winter makes you quiver with anxiety, then reading spooky thrillers shouldn't wait until October.

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If tree branches scratching at your window on a stormy April night or the hot, sticky oppression of a stifling summer's day puts fear into your heart. Or rustling November leaves, and the chill that sneaks into your bones during the darkened days of winter makes you quiver with anxiety, then reading spooky thrillers shouldn't wait until October.

From masterful storytelling duo Roberta and Lonnie Brown comes Spookiest Stories Ever: Four Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts, a creepy collection of tales from their home state. Featuring familiar Kentucky landmarks such as the Palace Theater and the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville and Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, these accounts from across the commonwealth are sure to put a tingle in the reader's spine.

These notable stories, including tales of the "chime child" who can see and talk to ghosts, graveside appearances, and the Spurlington Witch of Taylor County, occur in all four seasons and come from every corner of Kentucky. An essential part of the American storytelling tradition, these ghost stories will delight readers who love getting goose bumps all year long.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Through the talented, kindhearted narrators of these stories, readers of this book become part of Kentucky's storytelling community and participate in this state's rich traditional heritage. Readers are sure to find this book both meaningful and enjoyable." — from the foreword by Elizabeth Tucker, author of Haunted Halls: Ghostlore of American College Campuses" —

"It is a dripping, dripping, chilling tale of death; a perfect story to read on a warm summer's night."— Bird's Eye View" —

"In 'Spookiest Stories Ever', the Browns have compiled an enthralling collection of otherworldly tales and haunting anecdotes that demonstrate how primal human emotions of love, revenge and justice transcend the grave."— The Gleaner" —

"A wonderful set of ghost stories from the state of Kentucky.... Read a few of these out loud around a campfire in the summer or by the fireside at night and see if you can go to sleep without one look behind the dorr and another under the bed."— Indiana Magazine of History" —

Children's Literature - Patrice Russo Belotte
The girls paused in the dark night, too frightened to move. As they stood in fearful silence, a rumble emerges from the wooded hilltop beside them and a huge boulder follows the sound and onto the dirt road in front of them. It was the presence of a ghostly black dog with glowing red eyes that caused the young girls to pause on their journey home on that dark night. Prior to the tale, Roberta Simpson Brown explains the history of black dogs in ghost lore. Often a symbol of trouble, the character that crosses one meets with a dark fate. If the two girls had crossed the dog that night, their fate would have been determined by the heavy boulder that fell before them. Rooted in folklore and research, Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie Brown have compiled Kentucky's tales of oral tradition. Categorized by season, each tale portrays the essence of each writer's research, from the perspective of when or where they heard it or through their own experiences with the storytellers themselves. Each story is written in such a way as to be easily recalled and shared again, with a new audience, in hopes of continuing the long history of these tales. Information precedes most of the stories, allowing the reader to understand more about its history and origin. Suggestions for further reading and a list of the locations visited by the authors precede the tales, allowing the reader to conduct their own research of the paranormal. Reviewer: Patrice Russo Belotte

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813125954
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
08/17/2010
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,139,700
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Roberta Simpson Brown is a retired teacher and an acclaimed storyteller. She is the author of The Walking Trees and Other Scary Stories, Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales, and Scared in School. Lonnie E. Brown is a musician and author of Stories You Won't Believe. He also coauthored Spooky, Kooky Poems for Kids, with his wife Roberta. Both are natives of Russell Springs in south-central Kentucky.Illustrator J. D. Wilkes is a comic book author, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and musician. He lives in Paducah, Kentucky.

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