A World Full of Spooky Stories: 50 Tales to Make Your Spine Tingle

A World Full of Spooky Stories: 50 Tales to Make Your Spine Tingle

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Overview

Get ready for Halloween with this child-friendly collection of spooky stories from all over the world.

Feel your pulse race and your skin tingle as you turn the pages of this spine-chilling anthology of spooky stories from around the world. Read all about the fearsome witch Baba Yaga, the serpent woman from Spain, the rescue of Tam Lin from the bewitching Queen of the Fairies, how Father Death gets caught in the Enchanted Apple Tree, and the waterdwelling Bunyip from Australia. Make sure you have your candle ready as it’s sure to be a long night… This gorgeous gift book is the perfect anthology for Halloween, or any time you want to be spooked!

Features stories from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Africa, Brazil, Japan, Australia, India, UK, Canada, France, China, Ireland, Syria, Korea, Sweden, Egypt, Iceland, New Zealand, Arabia, Spain, Tibet, Iran, Greece. The tales are expertly retold by Angela McAllister for spooky fun for the whole family and illustrated by Romanian born Madalina Andronic whose beautifully spooky images bring these stories to life before your very eyes.
 
Are you ready for story time with a spooky twist?

The World Full of… series is a collection of beautiful hardcover story treasuries. Discover folktales from all around the world or be introduced to some of the world’s best-loved writers with these stunning gift books, the perfection addition to any child’s library.

Also available from the series: A Year Full of Stories, A World Full of Animal Stories, A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories, A World Full of Dickens Stories, A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals, and A Bedtime Full of Stories.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780711241480
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Series: World Full of... Series , #4
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 212,908
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Angela McAllister is the author of over 80 books for children and teens. Her books have won several awards, including the Red House Book Award for Yuck! That's Not a Monster! and the Stockport and Portsmouth Awards for My Mum has X-Ray Vision. Her picture book Leon and the Place Between has been adapted for the stage and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. She has collaborated with many illustrators, including Grahame Baker-Smith, Alex T. Smith, Margaret Chamberlain, Ross Collins, and Peter Bailey. She has worked on many titles for Frances Lincoln Children’s Books including best-selling titles A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories.

Madalina Andronic is a Romanian illustrator currently based in Bucharest. Madalina draws inspiration from traditional fairy tales and Slavic folklore, never fogetting the magic of where she comes from. Since 2010, Madalina's freelance work includes projects for clients all around the world as well as 4 published books in Romania and UK.

Angela McAllister is the author of over 80 books for children and teens. Her books have won several awards, including the Red House Book Award for 'Yuck! That's Not a Monster!' and the Stockport and Portsmouth Awards for 'My Mum has X-Ray Vision'. Her picture book, 'Leon and the Place Between' has been adapted for the stage and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. She has collaborated with many illustrators, including Grahame Baker-Smith, Alex T. Smith, Margaret Chamberlain, Ross Collins and Peter Bailey. She has worked on many titles for Frances Lincoln including bestselling titles A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories.
 
Madalina Andronic is a Romanian illustrator currently based in Bucharest. Madalina draws inspiration from traditional fairy tales and Slavic folklore, never fogetting the magic of where she comes from. Since 2010, Madalina's freelance work includes projects for clients all around the world as well as 4 published books in Romania and UK.
 

Table of Contents

INTO THE WOODS
Hansel and Gretel (Germany) 6
Grandfather’s Eyes (Czech Republic) 9
Vasilissa the Beautiful (Russia) 11
The Treasure Thief (Egypt) 16
Little Red Riding Hood (Germany) 18
 
DOWN BY THE WATER
The Story of the Yara (Brazil) 20
The Cold Lady (Japan) 23
The Bunyip (Australia) 25
The Snake Prince (India) 28
Morag and the Water Horse (Scotland) 31
 
ENCHANTED PLACES
Tam Lin (Scotland) 34
The Dance of Death (Canada) 36
The Lady of the Lake (Wales) 38
The Water Witch (France) 40
The Maiden in the Pagoda (China) 44
The Talking Skull (West Africa) 46
 
STRANGERS AT THE DOOR
The Enchanted Apple Tree (France) 48
The Blacksmith and the Demon (Russia) 50
The Girl and the Chenoo (Native American (Passamaquoddy)) 52
The Horned Women (Ireland) 55
The Blind Man and the
Demons (Korea) 58
The Clever Goldsmith (Syria) 60
 
IN FARM AND FIELD
Yallery Brown (England) 62
Old Nick and the Girl (Norway) 64
The Elder Tree Witch (England) 67
The Snake (India) 71
The Bogey Beast (England) 72
 
HOME OF THE SPIRITS
The Spirit of the Singing House
(Canada (Inuit)) 74
The Ghost Land (Alaska) 75
Herne the Hunter (England) 76
The Night on the Battlefield (China) 80
 
GrAVEYARD
Teig O’Kane and the Corpse (Ireland) 82
The Grave Mound (Germany) 86
The Place Where There
Were No Graves (Egypt) 87
The Ghost and the
Moneybox (Iceland) 88
Counting out the Bodies (Bermuda) 90
 
UPON THE OCEAN, UNDER THE SEA
The Giantess and the Stone Boat (Iceland) 92
The Sea Goblins (New Zealand) 95
The Sea Nymph (Sweden) 97
The Specter Ship (Germany) 98
The Seal Wife (Scotland) 102
 
FROZEN LANDS
The Red Skeleton (Alaska) 104
The Ice King (Canada (Mi’Kmaq)) 105
The Guest (Canada) 108
 
IN CASTLE HALL
Esteban and the Ghost (Spain) 110
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (England) 112
Rumpelstiltskin (Germany) 116
 
ON A MOUNTAIN PATH
The Old Ogre (Tibet) 118
Amin and the Ghoul (Persia) 120
The Girl Who Turned to Stone (Chile) 123
 
APPENDIX
Sources 126

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