Gr 3 Up In this collection of 15 spooky short stories and poems, readers will meet a ghostly train conductor, Death coming to claim a child, three Indian children seeking shelter from a storm, and a peculiar thing in search of his tail. The selections, by such well-known writers as Sorche Nic Leodhas, Judith Gorog, and Virginia Hamilton, have been previously published. The stories are well-written and sometimes frighten ing, with several suitable for reading or telling aloud. This collection's glaring fault lies in the busy and often poorly designed realistic watercolors. The illus trations actually distract from the highly readable stories. Librarians would be better advised to stick to the original collections, including Gaelic Ghosts (Holt, 1963; o.p.) by Sorche Nic Leod has, A Taste for Quiet (Philomel, 1982) by Judith Gorog, Spooky (Prentice-Hall, 1985) edited by Pamela Lonsdale, and The People Could Fly (Knopf, 1985) by Virginia Hamilton. Denise A. Anton, Cornbelt Library System, Normal, Ill.