Spooky Michigan: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore

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Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for thirty creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences from times past. Set way back on the quiet, rustic farmlands of Lansing and Grosse Pointe Woods, in the dark, heavily wooded areas of Monroe County, and along the frigid, babbling streams of Detroit, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again.

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Overview

Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for thirty creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences from times past. Set way back on the quiet, rustic farmlands of Lansing and Grosse Pointe Woods, in the dark, heavily wooded areas of Monroe County, and along the frigid, babbling streams of Detroit, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again.

Michigan folklore traditions are kept alive in these expert retellings by master storyteller S. E. Schlosser, and through artist Paul Hoffman’s evocative illustrations. You'll meet ghosts and witches, hear things that go bump in the night, and feel an icy wind on the back of your neck on a warm summer evening. Whether read around the campfire on a dark and dreary night or from the backseat of the family van on the way to grandma’s, this is a collection to treasure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762741397
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: Spooky
  • Edition description: First edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 719,619
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Author S.E. Schlosser has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length stories. A graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and Rutgers University, she also created and maintains the website AmericanFolklore.net, where she shares a wealth of stories from all fifty states, some dating back to the origins of America.

Artist Paul Hoffman trained in painting and printmaking, with his first extensive illustration work on assignment in Egypt, drawing ancient wall reliefs for the University of Chicago. His work graces books of many genres--children's titles, textbooks, short story collections, natural history volumes, and numerous cookbooks. For the Spooky series, he employs a scratchboard technique and an active imagination.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part One: Ghost Stories
1. The Wraith of the Creek – Alger
2. The Engineer’s Message – Ann Arbor
3. Followed Me Home – Midland
4. A Father’s Revenge – Detroit
5. The Green Lantern – St. Martin’s Island
6. The Ada Witch – Grand Rapids
7. The Talking Head – Sault Ste. Marie
8. The Staircase – Grand Haven
9. The Merchant – Marquette, Bay City
10. Ghost Train – Tahquamenon Falls State Park
11. The Phantom Trespasser – Saginaw
12. One Last Head – Monroe County

Part Two – Powers of Darkness and Light
13. Windigo – Isle Royal State Park
14. Paul Bunyan and the Witch – Cheboygan
15. The Werewolf – Detroit
16. The Wizard’s Rope – Port Huron
17. Doppelganger – Lansing
18. The Nain Rouge – Detroit
19. The Sea Gull – Traverse City
20. Nishishin Raises the Dead – Mackinac Island
21. The Dream – Deer Park
22. The Rescuer -- Upper Peninsula
23. The Devil’s Coach – Grosse Pointe Woods
24. The Coffin of Snakes – L’Anse
25. Sam Meets Death – Kalamazoo
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