The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

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Overview

With an extraordinary gift for suspense, McKissack brings us ten original, spine-tingling tales inspired by African American history and the mystery of that eerie half hour before nightfall—the dark-thirty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679890065
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 298,707
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Patricia C. McKissack (1944–2017) was an award-winning author who came from a family of skilled storytellers who taught her to listen and observe and who encouraged her lifelong love affair with words. The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural was a 1993 Newbery Honor Book, and Pat received the Coretta Scott King Author Award for it. She also frequently collaborated on books with her husband, Fredrick.

Pat wished she could have talked to her hero, Frederick Douglass, about his rise from slavery, his daring escape, and freedom—at last! If she had not been an author, she would have liked to have been an interior designer or an architect so she could have told stories through design.

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