A poltergeist that specializes in unscrewing bottle-caps...a couple who bring home a strange-looking little dog from Mexico, only to be told that it's a sewer rat...suddenly vanishing friends, relatives, and animals...a Texas girl raised by wolves- -yes, it's a new collection of horribilia: chillers, ghost stories, and urban legends, retold in an appropriately matter-of- fact way and illustrated by a master of the macabre. Schwartz gives most of the tales a modern setting, provides hints for storytellers, discusses variants, and--as in two previous collections--appends careful source notes and a good-sized bibliography. Gammell supplies a characteristic array of leering faces, slimy bones, and scrofulous, unidentifiable creatures. Perfect for reading alone or aloud in a dimly lit room. You first. (Folklore. 10-14) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Guaranteed to make your teeth chatter and your spine tingle." -- 'School Library Journal
"Perfect for reading alone or aloud in a dimly lit room." -- -- Kirkus Reviews
"Read these if you dare." -- - The New York Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Classic book. First one is better, but what sequel doesn't suffer this?Published 1 month ago by Nathan Bradford
came in great condition and brought back old child hood memorysPublished 5 months ago by Sheena Bloomer
My 9-year old on likes to read scary stories. Now if I can stop him from constantly wetting the bed, I'll be a freakin' genius! Recommended for those who won't pee from fright!Published 6 months ago by The Discriminating Consumer
A classic! And now that I'm an adult I don't have to hide the book behind all of my other books because of the cover. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ashleigh Bennett
This book creep me out as a kid, and it was in this Illustrated version. The newer version of these classic scary stories didn't feel as scary because the illustrations were by a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by RP