A Terrifying Taste of Short & Shivery: Thirty Creepy Tales [NOOK Book]

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Ghoulies, ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties inhabit these 30 chilling tales gathered from around the world. Creepy classic and contemporary stories from Australia, Germany, India, El Salvador, and elsewhere--including a healthy helping of American apparitions--will keep readers and listeners scared stiff. Do you dare walk down the lane where "Crooker Waits"? Or would you rather shake "The Hairy Hands"? Twenty eerie illustrations highlight this companion to Robert D. San Souci's earlier collections of scary ...
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Overview

Ghoulies, ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties inhabit these 30 chilling tales gathered from around the world. Creepy classic and contemporary stories from Australia, Germany, India, El Salvador, and elsewhere--including a healthy helping of American apparitions--will keep readers and listeners scared stiff. Do you dare walk down the lane where "Crooker Waits"? Or would you rather shake "The Hairy Hands"? Twenty eerie illustrations highlight this companion to Robert D. San Souci's earlier collections of scary stories, which School Library Journal called "an absolute delight. . . . Young readers will gobble up these thirty thrilling snacks and beg for more." Savor this supernatural treat for spine-tingling fun!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307793676
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 4/20/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 678,268
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Robert D. San Souci is the author of three previous volumes of Short & Shivery tales and the picture books Young Merlin, Young Guinevere, Young Lancelot, and Young Arthur.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Crooker Waits (British Isles--England) 1
Yara-ma-yha-who (Australia) 6
The Fata (Italy) 12
The Fiddler (British Isles--Wales) 15
Land-Otter (Native American--Tlingit tribe) 20
A Fish Story (United States--Virginia--African American traditional) 25
Apparitions (Germany) 30
The Bijli (India) 35
The Lutin (Canada--French Canadian traditional) 39
The Hundredth Skull (United States--Ohio) 43
The Ogre's Arm (Japan) 46
The Hairy Hands (British Isles--England) 52
The Snow Husband (Native American--Algonquin tribe) 58
The Zimwi (Africa--from the Swahili) 62
Witchbirds (France) 68
Dangerous Hill (British Isles--England) 73
The Witch's Head (El Salvador) 77
Dinkins Is Dead (United States--South Carolina) 82
Old Na's Ghost (British Isles--England) 86
The Interrupted Wedding (Norway) 91
The Mulombe (Africa--Zimbabwe) 95
The Haunted Grove (Canada) 101
The Tiger Woman (China) 104
Peacock's Ghost (United States--Louisiana) 109
Israel and the Werewolf (Poland--Jewish traditional) 114
Hoichi the Earless (Japan--from Lafcadio Hearn) 118
A Snap of the Fingers (Mexico) 123
Narrow Escape (United States--California) 130
The Black Fox (United States--Connecticut) 137
The Mother and Death (Denmark--from Hans Christian Andersen) 141
Notes on Sources 147
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Awesome!

    Just like all the others, this book is perfect to read on a stormy night!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2005

    This book gets you SPOOKED!!!!!!

    A Terrifying Taste of Short and Shivery: Thirty Creepy Tales are about stories from all around the world. Most of the stories in the book keep you on your toes and every once in a while you might have to look over your shoulders. WARNING: Don't read this at night unless you're a real risktaker!!!!!!

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