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Spooky South: 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 small, southern towns, hard to reach islands, and sparsely populated backwoods, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again. Southern folklore traditions are kept alive in these expert retellings by master storyteller S. E. Schlosser, and in artist Paul Hoffman's ...
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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 small, southern towns, hard to reach islands, and sparsely populated backwoods, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again. Southern 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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Praise for Spooky New England

"If you have ever felt a chill as you walked past a Vermont graveyard, or stopped by a small New Hampshire country inn for the night and knew there was something watching you, or felt an unseen hand brush against you on a mountain in Maine, you will love Spooky New England. And if you don't believe in ghosts--you will."
--Michael Carlton, Editor, Yankee Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435143807
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/20/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (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 Web site AmericanFolklore.net, where she shares a wealth of stories from all 50 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 Globe Pequot Spooky series, he employed a scratchboard technique and an active imagination.

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Spooky South

Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore
By Schlosser, S. E.

Globe Pequot Press

Copyright © 2004 Schlosser, S. E.
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0762730633

From Chapter 10
The Woman in Black
Savannah, Georgia

Suddenly the rat sprang forward and ran straight towards us. Teddy and I jumped back in terror but the woman in black did not move. For several terrible seconds, we watched that white rat coming closer, closer. Then the woman picked up her black silk skirts and ran to meet it. The white rat sprang up into her arms and then sank right through her chest. I caught a glimpse of her face through the veil. It was all sunken-in like the face of a corpse. She laughed, a horrible high pitched sound. Then the earth seemed to open below her feet and she sank down and down.

Teddy let out a shriek that was almost as terrible as the ghoul-woman's cry. He dropped his stick and started runnin' as if he'd never suffered from rheumatism a day in his life. I was right on his heels. We never stopped runnin' til we got home.

After that, we always took the long way to my aunt's house and made sure we left before dark.


(Continues...)

Excerpted from Spooky South by Schlosser, S. E. Copyright © 2004 by Schlosser, S. E.. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Ghost Stories
1. Wait Until Emmet Comes: Kanawha County, West Virginia 2
2. The Cut-Off: Red River Landing, Louisiana 6
3. I'm Coming Down: Camden, South Carolina 10
4. The Army of the Dead: Charleston, South Carolina 15
5. The Death Watch: Raleigh County, West Virginia 20
6. Hold Him, Tabb: Hampton, Virginia 27
7. The Headless Haunt: Madison, North Carolina 32
8. Jakie and the Ghost: Greenville, Mississippi 39
9. The Log Cabin: Montgomery County, Arkansas 46
10. The Woman in Black: Savannah, Georgia 51
11. Seeing Ghosts: Sea Island, Georgia 56
12. Chattanooga's Ghost: New Orleans, Louisiana 61
13. Fiddler's Dram: Dukedom, Tennessee 67
14. Uncle Henry and the Dog Ghost: Somewhere Down South 77
15. The Headless Specter: Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina 83
Part 2 The Powers of Darkness
16. The Wampus Cat: Knoxville, Tennessee 92
17. The Devil's Marriage: Guilford County, North Carolina 99
18. The Witch Woman and the Spinning Wheel: New Orleans, Louisiana 108
19. Jack-o'-Lantern: Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama 113
20. Plat-Eye: Harrison County, Mississippi 118
21. The Witch Bridle: Albright, West Virginia 123
22. Tailypo: Montgomery County, Tennessee 131
23. The Devil's Mansion: New Orleans, Louisiana 136
24. The Red Rag under the Churn: The Kentucky Mountains 144
25. Chicky-licky-chow-chow-chow: Maryville, Tennessee 150
26. A Fish Story: Farmville, Virginia 160
27. Christmas Gift: Palatka, Florida 166
28. Wiley and the Hairy Man: Tombigbee Region, Alabama 171
29. West Hell: Jacksonville, Florida 182
30. Old Hickory and the Bell Witch: Adams, Tennessee 186
Resources 195
About the Author 198
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2004

    A MUST READ!!!

    Has anyone in West Virginia seen Emmet. S. E. Schlosser's first story wears the title, 'Wait Until Emmet Comes' . This is the first story in a very exciting book. There is a story about a Mississippi River paddle boat. There is a Civil War story that takes place in Charleston, South Carolina. This story definitely fits into the category of spooky. The Headless Haunt is a story set in North Carolina with a very interesting turn of events. An exciting read aloud story is 'Chicky - licky - chow - chow - chow'. The book is a great read for summer, and I highly recommend it.

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