This illustrated collection by the author of Short and Shivery: Thirty Chilling Tales includes ghost tales, ?jump? stories, dark fantasy, and science fiction, all set in contemporary situations that will seem hauntingly familiar to young readers. Several of the stories draw on the rich heritage of legends, folklore, and cultural traditions as they extend into children's lives today. With suspense, action, and manageable ?scare level,? these stories will be popular around the campfire and during summertime sleepovers.
About the Author
Robert San Souci is an award winning author known for his storytelling. His books Cut From the Same Cloth: American Women of Myth, Legend, and Tall Tale and The Hired Hand both won the Aesop Award, and he is the author of two Caldecott Honor Books, The Talking Eggs, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, and The Faithful Friend, illustrated by Brian Pinkney.