Half-Minute Horrors

Half-Minute Horrors

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Overview

Half-Minute Horrors by Susan Rich, Various

How scared can you get in only 30 seconds? Dare to find out with Half-Minute Horrors, a collection of deliciously terrifying short short tales and creepy illustrations by an exceptional selection of writers and illustrators, including bestselling talents Lemony Snicket, James Patterson, Neil Gaiman, R.L.Stine, Faye Kellerman, Holly Black, Melissa Marr, Margaret Atwood, Jon Scieszka, Brett Helquist, and many more. With royalties benefiting First Book, a not-for-profit organization that brings books to children in need, this is an anthology worth devouring. So grab a flashlight, set the timer, and get ready for instant chills!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061833793
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/25/2009
Pages: 145
Sales rank: 1,299,340
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Susan Rich has edited a frightening number of books, including those in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Gloria Whelan's National Book Award–winning Homeless Bird, and the series Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures. Born in Winnipeg, she attended McGill University in Montreal and received her master's degree in children's literature from Simmons College in Boston. She has haunted old publishing houses in New York and then Toronto, where she now lives with her devilish husband and ghastly children.

HarperCollins Publishers is a proud supporter of First Book, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their own new books. The primary goal of First Book is to work with existing literacy programs to distribute new books to children who, for economic reasons, have little or no access to books. In this way, First Book effectively leverages the heroic efforts of local tutoring, mentoring, and family literacy organizations as they work to reach children who need help the most. First Book distributes millions of books to hundreds of thousands of children nationwide each year. For more information on First Book, please visit www.firstbook.org.

HarperCollins Publishers is a proud supporter of First Book, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their own new books. The primary goal of First Book is to work with existing literacy programs to distribute new books to children who, for economic reasons, have little or no access to books. In this way, First Book effectively leverages the heroic efforts of local tutoring, mentoring, and family literacy organizations as they work to reach children who need help the most. First Book distributes millions of books to hundreds of thousands of children nationwide each year. For more information on First Book, please visit www.firstbook.org.

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Half-Minute Horrors 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
AnnSD More than 1 year ago
My son doesn't like to read and he loves Halloween, so this was a great book for him. He can read a 2 or 3 page short story and then he really has to think about it to figure out what might happen to the characters when the story ends. Some of the stories are a little old (translation: scary, he's 9) for him, so I just pick out which stories I think he would like. So, the book will last him a long time. There are some great authors in here. Most he doesn't know yet, but some familiar names (Dan Gutman, Neil Gaiman) so he was already looking forward to reading those stories.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
With over thirty stories, from one paragraph to two pages, these are written to scare kids and adults alike from your favorite Young Adult authors. Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, R.L. Stine, and even James Patterson have written for this frightening anthology. Not only are there short stories within the book, but there are also comic strips, poems, and even haikus and limericks included in the mix to creep under your skin. Some art in the book is drawn for you to make your own interpretations. There is a collage of monsters, a Ouija board sending a boy a message of fear, even vengeful animal spirits. Each drawing is beautifully illustrated no matter the subject! Stories vary from ghost children to evil alien parents, monsters under the bed to killer pets! Great for Halloween or any time, HALF-MINUTE HORRORS is short enough to fill anyone's attention span and is worth the read if you like a frightening tale!
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short stories that will definitely creep you out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From yo head to yo waste,from yo head to yo waste ayyee put on yo skii mask
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was really good
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It was good