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Spooky New York: 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 in remote Adirondack towns, windswept stretches of Long Island Sound, and all around New York City, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have readers looking over their shoulder again and again.
New York folklore traditions are kept alive in these expert retellings by master ...
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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 in remote Adirondack towns, windswept stretches of Long Island Sound, and all around New York City, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have readers looking over their shoulder again and again.
New York folklore traditions are kept alive in these expert retellings by master storyteller S. E. Schlosser, and in 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 stormy 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: 9780762734269
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Series: Spooky Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 963,010
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the 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 Web site AmericanFolklore.net, where she shares a wealth of stories from all fifty states, some dating back to the origins of America. She is also the author of Globe Pequot's Spooky New England, Spooky South, and Spooky Southwest. Paul G. 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 employed a scratchboard technique and an active imagination.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One: Ghost Stories

1. The White Lady of the Lake
Irondequoit

2. Party at Wild Goose Tavern
Ellis Island

3. The Gray Lady
Richmond Town, Staten Island

4. Redemption
West Seneca

5. The Central Park Skaters
Manhattan

6. Buried Treasure
Liberty Island

7. The Phantom Fire Ship
The Bronx and Long Island Sound

8. Observatory
Empire State Building, Manhattan

9. The Rising of Gouverneur Morris
Morrisiana, The Bronx

10. Tug-of-War
Halfmoon

11. Going Fishin'
Herkimer County

12. The Poker Game
Lowville

13. The Galloping Hessian
Tarrytown

14. The Satin Dress
Flushing, Queens

15. One Last Drink
New York City

Part Two: Powers of Darkness and Light

16. The Gold Tooth
Albany

17. The Night-riders
Copake

18. Rival Fiddlers
Brooklyn

19. Baker's Dozen
Albany

20. The Wizard in the Hollow
Sag Harbor, Long Island

21. Henry Hudson and the Kaatskil Gnomes
Catskill Mountains

22. The Maid of the Mist
Niagara Falls

23. The Hermit's House
Adirondack Mountains

24. The Loup-Garou's debt
Mooers

25. Aunty Greenleaf and the White Deer
Brookhaven, Long Island

26. Van Wemple's Goose
Brooklyn

27. High Hat
Alleghany County

28. The Ramapo Salamander
Rockland County

29. La Chaisse-Gallerie
Lake George

30. Jan Sol and the Monster
Wall Street, Manhattan

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