Literally Disturbed #2: More Tales to Keep You Up at Night

Literally Disturbed #2: More Tales to Keep You Up at Night


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More scary stories from Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Ben H. Winters!
Chased by wolves,
no escape.
Monsters screeching,
changing shape.
Dusty tombstones,
bones beneath.
Swooping dragons,
giant teeth—
all things awful, all things wrong,
all these nightmares, all night long!

Ben H. Winters continues to scare readers in this collection of 30 creepy rhyming stories about the things that haunt your nightmares! Featuring more chilling illustrations by Adam F. Watkins, this book will keep readers awake all night long.

“Winters gives kids just the right amount of scary (i.e., not too scary) for read-alouds at a sleepover or around the campfire—or even solo under the covers with a flashlight.” —Booklist, on Literally Disturbed: Tales to Keep You Up at Night

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780843173123
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/11/2015
Series: Literally Disturbed
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ben H. Winters is an Edgar Award–winning author for his novel The Last Policeman and the New York Times bestselling author of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, as well as the novels Android Karenina, Bedbugs, and two middle grade novels: Edgar Award nominee The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman and The Mystery of the Missing Everything. Ben also writes plays and leads writing workshops for children and adults. He lives with his wife and three kids in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Read an Excerpt


The day ends,

like all the days.

The sun sends

his final rays.

“To bed!” they cry

as darkness looms.

The children lie

in silent rooms.

“Sweet dreams!” they call.

But who can sleep?

As down the wall

the shadows creep.

All is silent.

All is black.

“Oh, sun, come back!

Come back!

Come back!”



up there,


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