The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief & Sinister

The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief & Sinister


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062331052
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/27/2014
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 769,118
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.70(d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Stefan Bachmann is the author of the internationally bestselling novel The Peculiar and its acclaimed sequel, The Whatnot. He was born in Colorado, spent most of his childhood in Switzerland, and is now studying modern music at the Zürich University of the Arts. When he’s not writing, he can be found traveling to someplace chilly, or holed up beneath his college in the dimly lit labyrinth of practice rooms, which may have inspired the subterranean scenes in A Drop of Night. That . . . and the Paris catacombs, a weird dream about a golden corridor, and a general interest in history.

Katherine Catmull
Cataloger and Philosopher of Scientific Marvels with a particular focus on Jars of Moonlight, Frozen Flowers, Broken Fish Fins, Shiny Things Found on Pavements, and Bringing Cookies to Meetings.

Claire Legrand is the New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn, the first book in the Empirium Trilogy. She is also the author of several other titles for children and teens, most notably The Cavendish Home for Boys and GirlsWinterspell, and the Edgar Award-nominated Some Kind of Happiness. Sawkill Girls is her seventh novel. Claire lives in central New Jersey, where she works as a librarian.

Emma Trevayne
Collector of Auditory Oddities, Whimsical Words, and Cryptic Cyphers. Pays special attention to petrichor, things that glimmer, and mechanical body parts.

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The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief & Sinister 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
I have to say no to this novel. To say that this collection of stories was scary or creepy, I would have to again say no. I read a total of 13 stories in this novel (or 137 pages) and I had to quit. I found a few of the stories that I read interesting, not exciting just interesting and one of the stories by Claire Legrand was exceptional. Claire’s story was what I was hoping this whole novel contained: creepy, weird stories geared towards middle schoolers. This novel was a disappointment. In Claire’s story titled, The Cake Made Out of Teeth we are introduced to a boy named Henry who is a horrible spoiled child but his parents don’t see him that way. When his mother makes him his 11th birthday cake, Henry rejects the cake and belittles his mother. Aimed to please, the parents take Henry to town to get him the perfect cake. Finding a poor baker, Henry decides to harass him yet this baker has a special cake just for Henry inside his kitchen. Oh, it’s special alright and when temptation, as sweet tooth and lack of self-control get the best of him, Henry will be remembering this birthday for years to come. I really enjoyed this story and would have given Claire high reviews for this short story alone. I didn’t finish the novel because I just didn’t see the point from what I read but that is just my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first i thought the book was going to be very boring.But once i red it it was very interesting and very awesome. The book is full of many short stories that are interesting. There wasn't just a main character there was many stories. But i can tell you about a specific one.So there is this storie there that said just a game in a graveyard.I think,anyways there was 4 girls but there was this spacific one that her name was Qiunn. It was in a graveyard. I think it was fiction. I liked this book because it was very specific with what they meant because all of the authors had very good stories. I recommend this book because it’s very interesting and awesome. I rate this book a five. The story was very interesting and i recommend it and i think it was very scary and cool.
HenryJekyll More than 1 year ago
Each and every story is so original and well written. There's a mix of creepy, gory, mysterious, scary, etc., and each one is is different from the next. There are also some really nice little drawings on some of the stories. It is considered a children's book, but I think any horror lover at any age could really get into it. If you're still not sure about what these stories entail, the authors have a website at where they regularly post stories, so you can get a taste of what horrors await you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty dam good thats all i have to say
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its cheeper on here than a real one