Zombie King and Other Scary Short Stories for Halloween (Mystery Underground)

Zombie King and Other Scary Short Stories for Halloween (Mystery Underground)

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By Charles David Clasman and David Anthony

Mystery Underground is a collection of scary short stories for kids, middle grade readers, and everyone who likes a good scare. The stories combine the monsters and mystery of Goosebumps with the surprise endings of The Twilight Zone. They are the perfect scary stories to read on Halloween, in the dark, around the campfire, or under the covers at night with a flashlight.

Be warned. This bloodcurdling book contains eight terrifying tales. Read a scare … if you dare!

Bryce doesn’t want to dress up as something silly for Halloween. He wants to be a zombie. He even calls himself the Zombie King. Does he get his wish in the graveyard on a haunted foggy night?

Beneath the eerie glow of the Harvest Moon, Noah and his friends sneak into the cemetery for a game of Ghost in the Graveyard. While getting in is a challenge, getting out may be impossible.

Brady, Calvin, and Troy discover a sinkhole in a Florida orange grove. There are police cars and flashing lights all around, but no other people. When they climb into the hole, the boys discover the frightening truth about how—and what—causes sinkholes to form.

The fossils of many prehistoric animals—from dire wolves to mastodons—have been found in the La Brea Tar Pits. When Liam and Charlotte discover a saber-toothed cat’s paw, they realize that not all fossils want to be found.

It’s Cody Wolf’s birthday and a party waits for him. To get there, he takes a dangerous short cut. Halfway along, a snarling werewolf appears in his path. Cody runs but the werewolf pursues. The chase in on!

Emma and her family return wearily home after a hurricane. The devastation left behind looks like a zombie apocalypse. But are zombies the scariest things that can rise from the ruin?

#7: NO. 13 PENCIL
Jackson is an amazing artist. His drawings of monsters, beasts, and witches are realistic and terrifying.
What happens when the creatures come to life?

Many legends surround the majestic and mysterious Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. What caused the dunes to form? Why do they continue to grow year after year? Are the dunes really devouring the surrounding land like a ravenous beast? Caleb and Katie wonder many things as they begin to climb. Will the answers they find allow them to escape?


Dive into Terror in the Great Lakes State

Fear Strikes Florida When the Sunshine State Goes Dark

Beware the Glitter of the Golden State

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045613071
Publisher: David Anthony
Publication date: 01/27/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 212,623
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 5 - 13 Years

About the Author

David Anthony, along with co-author Charles David Clasman, has written over 20 books for kids in three series, including Mystery Underground, Heroes A2Z, and Knightscares.

David Anthony received his first typewriter in the eighth grade and has been banging on keyboards ever since. As a child, some of David's best friends were books. He always loved to read. A friend first inspired him to write, and the steady encouragement of his parents and teachers kept him at it. Today he writes with the passion of his youth. No story can ever be too fantastic, too impossible, too spooky, or too silly.

David currently lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan with a patient wife, a semi-patient son, and a demanding dog. At least two of them usually need a haircut. When not writing or reading, David plays tabletop games with his son, engages in social media, and roots for the Detroit Red Wings.

Charles David Clasman, along with David Anthony, has written over 20 books for kids in three series, including Mystery Underground, Heroes A2Z, and Knightscares.

As a child, Charlie struggled early in school. But after a summer in which his uncles read spooky stories to him in the dark by flashlight, everything changed. Charlie became an avid reader and his grades dramatically improved. Now he understands the positive influence reading for fun can have on a child. He's living proof. Knowing this, Charlie writes with unbridled enthusiasm and imagination.

Today Charlie lives in Oxford, Michigan with his wife, daughter (when she visits from college), and two adorable cats. When he isn't writing or reading, he enjoys playing guitar, juggling, and gardening.

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Zombie King and Other Scary Short Stories for Halloween (Mystery Underground) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spooky and cool book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a spook fun surprise, and best of all it's free! The stories are well written and have creepy clever endings. My kids and I are looking forward to purchasing and reading the rest of the series. The authors dared us to read a scare and we will.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ghi is very stuoid never read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I downloaded this free e-book on a whim and my 12-year-old son and I LOVED it. All six of the stories were spooky and entertaining but not too intense for kids. Best of all, each story had a surprise ending. We didn't see them coming! I don't want to give anything away, but be prepared. Sometimes the monster wins. We can't wait to read the first full-length book in the series "Mystery Underground #1: Michigan Monsters." A fun read for everyone, probably written for upper elementary and middle schoolers. 5 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not scary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It gave me awhite screen on all my books