The Scary Story Reader

The Scary Story Reader

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The Scary Story Reader by Richard Young, Judy Dockrey Young

Collected by Richard and Judy Dockrey Young, the powerhouse couple whose scary stories showcase the height of horror, the dreadful tales within this book are organized by themes: "The Classic Urban Legends" - the most popular of the scary legends, unverified but repeated as is they were true, with contemporary settings and subject matter; "A Terror Tour of Our Nation" includes stories across, sideways, and up and down all of North America; "Jump!" stories that end with the teller yelling the final words; "Laugh Yourself to Death" to give ourselves a break of humor; and "Our Favorite Horror Tales" that highlight the fear of unnatural beings and events. Back by popular demand, these timeless, scary and spine-tingling thrillers are collected together for young readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874833829
Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/2005
Series: American Storytelling Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile: 880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 1 - 14 Years

About the Author

Judy Dockery Young Bio: Judy was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, June 25, 1949, to a family that settled Oklahoma before statehood. The Dockreys are of Irish-American Indian extraction, and Judy's mother is a German-Scot-Irish, which gave Judy a varied heritage in a pioneering family. She attended two-room Star School in the Verdigris River bottom outside Wagoner, Oklahoma, and when the family moved to Rescue, Missouri in 1960, she attended and was graduated from Miller High School. Attending Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield from 1967-1972 she was graduated with a BA in Speech and Theater. Accepted to the prestigious Dallas Theatre Center in Dallas, Texas, in 1972, she did her master's work in Children's Theater at this (former) branch of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Following her father's nearly fatal heart attack in 1974, Judy returned to help out at the family farm in 1975-1976 and also earned her lifetime Missouri teaching certificate at S.M.S.U. Two years teaching high school speech and drama at Republic, Missouri, ended when Judy took a position as a character actress and storyteller at Silver Dollar City theme park outside Branson. Judy has worked at Silver Dollar City as the resident storyteller since 1978. Her work began to gain national recognition with the hundreds of thousands of guests who saw her performances, and with the publication of her first three audiocassettes of storytelling. Nine books of Storytelling followed. 2015 is Judy's 38th year at the theme park. She continues to tell stories five days a week at the Homestead, a hundred-seventy-year-old log cabin. Married March 27, 1982, to actor-teacher Richard Alan Young, the two have gone on to publish nine books with August House Publishers of Little Rock, Arkansas. Seven nationally-released audio-cassettes featuring Judy and Richard have also been released by August House. And the couple have produced four video tapes. Judy's live performances have led to appearances at the Exchange Place stage of the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, the main stages at the Texas Storytelling Festival and San Antonio's Tellabration. In 1996 she appeared as one of the featured tellers at the Texas Storytelling Festival. Many tours, including performances under the auspices of the state humanities councils, have carried her storytelling across the Midwest and Southwest. Richard Young Bio: Richard Young and Judy Dockery Young have co-authored nine books. Richard was born in Huntsville Texas, the son of a Scots-English-Seneca-Indian father/college educator and a French-English mother from a pioneering Texas Family, the Farines of the La Reunion settlement outside Dallas that disbanded in 1857. Richard's father was at one time a Spanish teacher, as was his uncle Homer, and Richard visited Mexico frequently from early childhood. A two-year assignment in Ecuador for the U.S. State Department took the family to Quito, high in the Andes when he was a boy. Returning to the United States, Richard grew up as a Texan with a wide prairie upbringing and a Hispanic flair. Moving to Siloam Springs, Arkansas when his father assumed a teaching position at a small evangelical university. Richard earned his BA in Romance Languages and an MA in the Humanities. Taking a teaching position during the teacher shortage after he graduated, Richard became a high school teacher where he learned to engage young people with stories.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this book can send your mind into wonder and fear of every story in this masterpiece. The details the authors give are grim and in depth, but scary enough true. The way people die is gory and hard to listen to. If you have a weak heart and can't sleep at night if you read or see something scary, don't read this one.