Tales of Terror from the Black Ship

Tales of Terror from the Black Ship

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by Chris Priestley
     
 

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A follow up to Uncle Montagues Tales of Terror, this is another creepy middle grade story collection with a chilling frame. This time, the stories are all tales of the sea: pirates and plagues and storms a plenty...

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A follow up to Uncle Montagues Tales of Terror, this is another creepy middle grade story collection with a chilling frame. This time, the stories are all tales of the sea: pirates and plagues and storms a plenty...

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Children's Literature - Elizabeth Sulock
Fans of Priestley's "Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror" will swallow whole his second novel. In this narrative frame story, set in 19th century England, siblings Ethan and Cathy are home alone at their family's inn during a terrible storm. A sailor knocks on their door seeking shelter and they reluctantly agree to let him in. He is Thackery, a young sailor who shares their passion for gruesome stories. Thackery then tells a series of creepy tales that center around the ever mysterious ocean and include subjects such as vampires, pirates, ghostly hauntings, and murder. As the short stories unfold they become increasingly haunting and, due to Priestley's strong narrative voice, readers will feel transported to the terrible black ship. The black-and-white illustrations scattered throughout the text add a layer of eerie mystery to the spooky story. The novel includes a scene with somewhat descriptive bloodshed making it best suited for reluctant readers who enjoy scary campfire stories and are looking for a supernatural Halloween-type read. Reviewer: Elizabeth Sulock

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599906997
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
8 Years

Meet the Author

Chris Priestley is both a writer and an illustrator. He has published several works of fiction and nonfiction for young readers. He lives with his family in Norfolk, England.
David Roberts is the illustrator of A House Called Awful End and the other books in the popular Eddie Dickens Trilogy as well as the author-illustrator of the picture book Dirty Bertie. Mr. Roberts was runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award for childrens illustration. He lives in London, England.
CHRIS PRIESTLEYs novels are inspired by the long-loved tradition of horror stories by authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Mary Shelley. www.chrispriestley.blogspot.com

Chris Priestley lives in Cambridge with his wife and son. His novels are brilliantly original additions to a long tradition of horror stories by authors such as M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe. Chris wrote one of the World Book Day books for 2011 and has been shortlisted for a variety of prestigious childrens book awards. Catch up with Chris at www.chrispriestley.blogspot.com.

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Tales of Terror from the Black Ship 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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YraniGami More than 1 year ago
Great simple and creepy kids stories. Reminiscent of "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" from the 80's (when I was a kid) and kinda like the Goosebumps RL Stein series. Great fun to read aloud to your kids (mine are 10 & 14 and after the initial reluctance in sitting quietly and listening to the old man they actually enjoyed them and begged me to continue after a hearing couple of them!) My next purchase will be the Black Tunnel stories, same author.
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