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"A wonderful collection of tales that range from creepy to silly to haunting. ...Gammell's drawings add just the right touch..." -- John Scieszka,Entertinment Weekly
"Guaranteed to make your teeth chatter and your spine tingle." -- School Library Journal
"Read these if you dare." -- The New York Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Alvin Schwartz is known for his more than two dozen books of folklore for young readers that explore everything from wordplay and humor to tales and legends of all kinds. Don't miss his other Scary Stories collections, including More Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3.
George S. Irving received a Tony® Award nomination for his Broadway appearance in Me and My Girl. His other Broadway roles include The Pirates of Penzance, Irma La Douce, and Oklahoma!, as well as the animated television special The Year Without a Santa Claus.See all Editorial Reviews
I can see where these stories appeal more to a younger crowd than an older one. I was terribly disappointed that all of the illustrations had been replaced. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Andrew Youell
Loved reading the stories to my girls
Miss the original artwork though
These books are absolutely amazing, the stories and ESPECIALLY the illustrations shaped my astethic as a kid who grew into an adult obsessed with special fx make up and horror... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Kristine
I love these stories, however I should have looked a little closer before I bought this set because they are not the original illustrations.Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Loved these as a kid and now my are reading these and love themPublished 18 days ago by Evie Chamberlain
Love everything there is to love about these books. The older set with the Gammell Illustrations are classic!Published 25 days ago by Brent G.
All the stories are here. All the amazing illustrations by Stephen Gammell are as well. I heard they were changing the illustrations for the new books, and had to snatch up a copy... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Alex Cue
These books were a large part of my childhood. I ordered this set attempting to reconnect with these fantastic youth-friendly horror stories. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marcia Clark