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More Short and Shivery: Thirty Terrifying Tales
     

More Short and Shivery: Thirty Terrifying Tales

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by Robert D. San Souci, K. Coville (Illustrator)
 

Thirty hair-raising stories from around the world fill this spooky collection with delicious shivers and spine-tingling chills. Sit down and meet "The Vampire Cat," "The Draug" and "The Rolling Head"; or take a stroll with "The Thing in the Woods." You'll find favorites such as "The Golden Arm" and startling new

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Thirty hair-raising stories from around the world fill this spooky collection with delicious shivers and spine-tingling chills. Sit down and meet "The Vampire Cat," "The Draug" and "The Rolling Head"; or take a stroll with "The Thing in the Woods." You'll find favorites such as "The Golden Arm" and startling new stories such as "Knock...Knock...Knock," vividly told with plenty of ghastly details and spooky endings. There's something here for everyone who likes a good shudder...but be prepared for goose bumps!

Twenty delightfully creepy illustrations by Katherine Coville and Jacqueline Rogers highlight this companion to Robert San Souci's first collection of scary stories, Short & Shivery.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
San Souci provides this sequel to his Short & Shivery and, like its predecessor, it reflect San Souci's amazing ability to draw from a large number of traditions and sources to tell a story guaranteed to involve listeners. Perhaps best of all for weary parents...these stories are short. 1996 (orig.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up-This volume of 30 scary stories from around the world is an absolute delight. The breadth of the collection is impressive. Some of the tales are old friends (``The King of the Cats'' from England and ``The Devil and Tom Walker'' from the U.S.), while others seem familiar (``Escape up the Tree'' from Nigeria is a lot like ``Wiley and the Hairy Man,'' and ``Knock...Knock...Knock'' from the U.S./Canada is a story that youngsters have been telling each other at camp for years). There are still others (``Sister Death and the Healer'' from Mexico/American Southwest and ``The Greedy Daughter'' from Italy) that are unfamiliar but will soon be well loved. San Souci's fine ear for dialogue is reflected in his retellings, and he deserves a medal for the detailed source notes he provides. Each selection is illustrated with a dramatic, full-page black-and-white painting. A book that's equally appropriate for the classroom or under the covers.-Patricia A. Dollisch, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385322508
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Pages:
163
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Robert D. San Souci is the award-winning author of many popular books for young readers.

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More Short and Shivery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dear Reader!, This Scarey Story book is fantastic! I could NOT, and I mean NOT put it down! I basically read through the whole book the first day I recieved it!!! This book is very splendid! I have read to of Roberts other scarey story books and they too, were marvelous!!! Thank You for taking your time and reading this! Sincerely, Sam**