The Scary Stories Treasury

The Scary Stories Treasury

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by Alvin Schwartz
     
 

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Telling scary stories is something people have always done. It is an old-fashioned way of having a good time. Nobody tells scary stories better than Alvin Schwartz, and here, for the very first time, his three most spine-tingling books are together in one volume!

  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
  • More Scary Stories to Tell in the

Overview

Telling scary stories is something people have always done. It is an old-fashioned way of having a good time. Nobody tells scary stories better than Alvin Schwartz, and here, for the very first time, his three most spine-tingling books are together in one volume!

  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
  • More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
  • Scary Stories 3

Complete with Stephen Gammell's splendidly creepy and bone-chilling drawings, this collection is perfect for reading late at night—in the dark and gloom—if you dare!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760762738
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
07/25/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
525
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.34(d)

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The Scary Stories Treasury 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
TheInfamousKev More than 1 year ago
I remember reading these stories as a child, and ever more so I remember the artwork. When I'd heard that the artwork was being redone for the 30th anniversary of the stories, I was saddened and appalled. For me, there was only one logical thing to do, find the book and get a copy before it went out of print!!! I would have bought all three separately, but the anthology was just perfect for my needs. These stories are great! Some are bone chilling, some are frightening, and some are downright scary. There's even some funny stories thrown in there! I remember reading these in elementary school, both in the classroom and at home. The late 80s and early 90s were a different time so I can't see these books being read in the elementary school classroom. However, being a middle school teacher in need of fresh, new ideas to help with creative writing, these books are perfect! They're scary enough to get the students thinking about writing their own scary stories and really put the chill in October. I'd suggest this book (or the individuals) to anyone who enjoys scary stories and/or the Halloween season.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like scary stories, you must read this fabulous book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alvin Schwartz's eerie tales combined with Stephen Gammell's disturbing paintings will have you warily looking into the dark corners of your house long after you read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These books are AWESOME!!!!! I have read these over and over time and time again. If these books happen to fall in your possesion... READ THEM TO ANYONE!!!! If I get the chance I always read them at sleepovers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember being read this in after-care as a kid, and rememeber loving every story from it. I bought it again and its every bit of what it used to be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book will chill your bones and make you laugh.from a singing bloody head and a singing dog to a courious dead monster only wanting to help i found this book to be a very good thriller.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so good and great to tell to your friends late at night. These stories are thrilling, scary, suspenseful, and shocking. Definately stories you will never forget.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I, as many of my friends read these when I was a child (in elementary school, at least) and was always sort of disturbed by the illustrations with them, but now, I've come to appreciate them more. I was at Barnes and Noble today and noticed this collection, and was taken back to my childhood, and skimmed through the books once again. Very nice set of stories, some can be a tad farfetched, but most scary stories are, aren't they? I would reccommend this series as an addition to any horror story collection.
SB43 More than 1 year ago
I was feeling nostalgic and wanted to purchase these to reminece. Of course I was not as terrified by them as I was 20 years ago but they are still creepy stories. This is perfect for a younger reader near 8 that is not too scared of similar topics. I think this is a classic read for any child.
MOBEYER More than 1 year ago
I loved these stories when I was little, some were even scary to me. Now there just as amazing, if not scary.
Hatch82 More than 1 year ago
These are some of the best creepy stories out there. I remember reading these back in the 90's when I was still a kid. These stories aren't full of terror like Stephen King but they are very entertaining and will give you goosebumps. People who have given this a bad rating obviously can't appreciate them for what they are. If they're not scary enough for you, find another author. While these stories aren't meant for very young children they are children books nontheless. The artwork in this version is very unique. Very nightmarish. The new edition that came out has different art and is better for the younger crowd. I highly recommend this collection!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The most terrifiying books of them all. Stephen Gamell's drawings give it the final touch on the sypnosis, even Shwartz's theories and tales scare you.
Kelsey_Y More than 1 year ago
I read these stories as a child (90s) and they really scared me. Reading them again (and seeing Stephen Gammell's work) brought me back to my childhood. I hope to keep this collection of books so my children can read them (with the original artwork).
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Giavanni More than 1 year ago
These books were my favorite books to read when I was growing up and to have all 3 books together to me is amazing. Reading each story is like going back in time to when we could picture everything we were reading. Anyone who loved these books growing up knows what I mean so either getting this for ur self or for someone who loves scary stories this is the one to get it's funn it's scary the images in the book r spooky n funny but the best part is everytime you read them it's like reading the stories for the first time.
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sojournerjake More than 1 year ago
These are still some of the scariest pieces of folklore around. Schwartz did a remarkable job collecting these stories and telling them in easy-to-understand language. The illustrations by Stephen Gammell are chilling, gruesome, and haunting charcoal sketches that will stay in your mind for years afterward. The three Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books are hardly collections I would have imagined to be written for children, but I am so happy I had the original three books as a child and have been glad to get the treasury containing the three now as an adult.
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