The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679890065
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 260,356
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Patricia C. McKissack lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Brian Pinkney lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Dark-thirty : Southern Tales of the Supernatural 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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I read this book as a child. I cant wait to share it with my children and students!I hope it will spark their fire and cause a thirst for reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book a few years ago and there was a story called Boo Mama that caught my eye and for 2 years i couldnt get that story out of my head i searched everywhere for it but couldnt remember the title of this book! Thanks to the internet i have once again found a wonderful story that has been in my head for a few years i <3 u internet!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of those books that I put off reading, in part because it looked somewhat juvenile. What a delightful surprise! This is a collection of ten folk stories that focus on stories that are sometimes frightening, but all connected to the supernatural as well as the African American experience. The Author¿s Note sets the tone for what the reader is about to encounter, and each story has a short paragraph that provides background or context. The voice is very much that of a storyteller, making these stories ideal for teachers who are teaching storytelling or folk tales. The subject matter is infused with history that can provide a basis for discussion about race, civil rights, and other social issues. As with any anthology or collection, readers will pick and choose favorite stories. All of the selections are so well written, it will be difficult for readers to choose. The format looks as though this is a book more suitable for younger children, but the adage, ¿Don¿t judge a book by its cover,¿ definitely applies. The illustrations look like wood etchings (lending a more artsy feel), the font is large and well spaced. In spite of that, some of the stories raised the hair on the back of my neck, and I¿m not easily impressed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿The Dark Thirty¿ is a wonderful spine tingling book. It contains 9 different thrilling stories and 1 fantastic poem that will all make you feel the chills. This book is an excellent choice for Halloween or all year round! It has some large words so I would recommend it for ages 10 and up. These stories are not only thrilling but they have a lot of facts in them as well. The facts are about slavery and life around the 1980¿s. There is also some about a bus boycott and the Ku Klux Klan. The stories are great too. Some of the titles are called ¿Boo Mama¿ and ¿The women in the snow.¿ One story is about a young girl who goes to visit a magic woman and wishes to have a brother. She wakes up the next morning and her whole life is changed until one summer day he disappears and the magic lady is gone too! You will have to read the book to find out more! Well I rate this as a 5 star book. It¿s great and really exciting! So add one to your library today! And enjoy reading these spine tingling tales! They are great to read and then reread over and over. So... Keep reading!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book will have you scared for days, this collection of tales is very horrific, and is a must read book. I highly recomend you read and buy it.