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Tales of Terror from the Black Ship [NOOK Book]

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A follow up to Uncle Montague's 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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Tales of Terror from the Black Ship

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Overview


A follow up to Uncle Montague's 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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Editorial Reviews

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599906997
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,164,514
  • Age range: 8 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.75 (d)
  • File size: 739 KB

Meet the Author

CHRIS PRIESTLEY's novels are inspired by the long-loved tradition of horror stories by authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Mary Shelley. chrispriestley.blogspot.com
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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    Very fun read! Highly recommend!

    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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