"Messages in the Lunch Room" A cranky teacher gets a tough lesson from a bowl of soup.
"Mushed" : Jason is at the beck and call of his new and very lazy nanny. But Mrs. Cutshaw's hypocrisies concerning TV are about to give her a vivid wake-up call.
"Ashburger" : After Kyle clumsily drips some hamburger grease in Aunt Tanith’s cremation urn, something unearthly is summoned from the ashes.
"Missy Mage and the Mean Old Lady Down The Street": Jayona and Tyler have recently moved to town and just had the unpleasant experience of meeting the meanest woman in the neighborhood. When this cantankerous woman deliberately breaks Tyler’s toy robot, justice is served from an unexpected source.
"Cal and the Birthday Party" : Cal is a bully who takes delight in ruining the fun of everyone around him. After spoiling the birthday party of a one young girl he is surprised when she still gives him a parting gift. This gift is like nothing Cal has ever seen before..and one that will whisk him into a world where he is as small as his character.
"The Parrot": Jake Swafford has always resented nosy neighbor, Mrs. Harrison. But when Mrs. Harrison’s grandson brings a parrot to keep her company, Jake realizes that the old woman is no longer paying attention to him. Jake retaliates by sneaking over to Mrs. Harrison’s house during her naps to teach the bird some juicy new words. Mrs. Harrison soon hears what her pet has new to say, and the end result will leave Jake literally speechless.
“Overanxious Mr. Miller": Mr. Miller has no contention about lording it over his children, Tina and Bobby. When they vanish Mr. Miller believes he’s been given another chance to make the kind of life that having children had deprived him of. But as Miller reaches the zenith of success the echoes of his past cruelties come to exact justice.
“Stone Jimmy” : Merciless bullying from his older brother has made life insufferable for Russell. When sweet but eccentric Aunt Olympia offers Russell help he thinks the amulet she gives him is nothing more than a river rock. Very soon, however, Russell comes to realize the power of rural magic and the price of revenge.
"The Ghost of Jacob Abel": it is moving day and Baby’s family learns that a mysterious jar of coins, a table and a ghost are part of the deal.
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About the Author
Beth Perry was introduced to the world of ghosts, goblins and other spooky creatures as a child when the neighborhood big kids would gather under a lamp post in the evenings to exchange urban legends and stories. Her interest in supernatural tales continued into adult life when as a Mom she created new stories for her own children. Mrs. Perry lives with her family near the Smokey Mountains of East Tennessee. When not waiting on the family’s three spoiled and sassy cats, she writes fiction for grown-ups under a pseudonym and as “subDes” contributes the comic strip series Clan O’Perry and Billy & Chad for ToonDoo.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had the opportunity to hear the author read her favorite story in this book.Mrs.Perry was donating her work to the local school district and was asked to read to the children.Wonderful story telling!!!!
I bought the paperback version of this book a couple of years ago. My kids loved the stories at bedtime. their favorite story was "Stone Jimmy." I would highly recommend this book for kids between 10 and 16 years old who love creepy stories. (I liked them myself, LOL)