The Big Book of Horror: 21 Tales to Make You Trembleby Pedro Rodriguez (Illustrator), Alissa Heyman (Abridged by)
These chillingly illustrated tales deliver shivery pleasure for brave young readers willing to confront murderers, body snatchers, madmen, and other creatures of the night. What terror lurks on these pages, with their eerie, unsettling art, filled with dark shadows and distorted lines? In Guy de Maupassant’s “The Hand,” a hunter proudly displays a gruesome trophy from a manhunt…until the trophy decides to take revenge. The hero of Le Fanu’s “Sir Dominick’s Bargain” makes a deal with the devil: all goes well until the day the devil returns to claim his half of the bargain…
With stories by such classic writers as Poe, Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson and many others, it’s the perfect Halloween collection for fearless kids.
These adaptations are sure to be a hit with readers. Divided into four sections-"Death," "Disease and Madness," "The Power of the Mind," and "Evil"-the selections by master storytellers such as Poe, de Maupassant, Dickens, and Stevenson entertain with a simplicity that belies the horror within. Abridged in length to three or four pages, the stories are illustrated with Rodríguez's stylized cartoons that convey appropriate amounts of darkness and humor. A solid choice that will entice reluctant readers and make for entertaining read-alouds.
Kathleen A. NesterCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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- 8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 10 Years
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