Spooky Washington: 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 twenty-five creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in the state of Washington. From the ghost of a Native American princess in the Pike Street Market to the story of teens in a graveyard and the sight that drove one of them mad, 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 twenty-five creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in the state of Washington. From the ghost of a Native American princess in the Pike Street Market to the story of teens in a graveyard and the sight that drove one of them mad, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again.

Washington 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 monsters, 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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Editorial Reviews

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What People are Saying About the Spooky Series...

"If you have ever felt a chill as you walked past a Vermont graveyard, 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

"Spooky New England is one of those books that you cannot put down until you reach the end...This is the ideal book for curling on the couch on a rainy afternoon and enjoying an entertaining read." - Rambles: A Cultural Arts Magazine

"The author lets the stories speak for themselves which is virtue not possessed by many folklore books... " - Dennis Phillips, Top 1000 Reviewer, Amazon.com

"If preparations for Halloween have put you in an eerie frame of mind, S.E. Schlosser has the perfect book for you..." - Donna McCrohan Rosenthal, Ridge Writers

"The great thing about this book is that, like most folklore, it seems like you’ve read or heard most of the stories before. They exist in the periphery of our memory, and reading them again is like coming home to hear familiar stories from a favorite grandmother..." - Matt Staggs, Skullring.org

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762751266
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Series: Spooky
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 401,004
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 5.68 (h) x 0.59 (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. She 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.

Paul Hoffman illustrates books of many genres—children’s titles, textbooks, short story collections, natural history volumes, and cookbooks. For the Spooky series, he employs a scratchboard technique and an active imagination.

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Table of Contents

Map x

Introduction xiii

Part 1 Ghost Stories 1

1 The Phantom Grocer: Spokane 2

2 At the Market: Seattle 7

3 The Warning: Cascade Mountains 13

4 I Am your Brother: Leavenworth 18

5 The Final Ride: Kent 24

6 The Extra Student: Vancouver 30

7 The Last Vigilante: Rockford 34

8 The Rocking Chair: Bellingham 40

9 Sailor's Revenge: Port Townsend 49

10 Steak and Eggs: Spokane 57

11 Has Anyone Seen My Cow?: Steilacoomb 61

12 The Mausoleum: San Juan Islands 66

13 Get Out!: Bremerton 74

Part 2 Powers of Darkness and Light 79

14 Thirteen Steps: Maltby 80

15 Tree Octopus: Olympic Peninsula 87

16 The Draug: Poulsbo 97

17 Flying Saucers: Mount Rainier 106

18 The Miser: Tacoma 111

19 Mountain Devils: Mount St. Helens 122

20 Bone Cleaner: Douglas County 130

21 The Message: Richland 136

22 Demon Man: Yakima 143

23 Soap: Lake Crescent 150

24 The Wax Doll: Walla Walla 155

25 Beloved Woman: Mount St. Helens 165

26 Totem: Seattle 175

Resources 195

Additional Chapter 199

About The Author 207

About The Illustrator 208

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  • Posted June 24, 2012

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    Short stories to make your spine tingle!

    This was a fun collection of local folklore that included urban legends and oral retellings that have been passed down through the years and told in storytelling style. I was pleased to read a lot of Native American folklore, i.e. the creation of Mt Hood, Mt Adams and Mt St Helens, which is a tragic Indian romance! The book is really enriched by the etcings of Paul G. Hoffman and his illustrations throughout the book are beautifully plentiful! If you love local folklore that are not gross but mildly spine-tingling, you will enjoy the 19 other books in her series like "Spooky Oregon."(less)

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