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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: You Come Too; 0002- edition (March 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615465935
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615465937
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...so many children's books about ghosts and goblins fail to deliver the level of fright that many children desire. For the students that truly want a fright, I recommend They're Coming For You. --Sonya Hervey, School Librarian

This is one of the best collections of truly scary stories for students age 9-12 I have ever read. My students beg me to read it to them over and over again. It is ALWAYS checked out... --Library Crystal --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.

About the Author

O. Penn-Coughin ("open coffin") is the author of the "They're Coming For You: Scary Stories that Scream to Be Read" series. At last count, he has shared his stories with more than 100,000 students at well over 200 schools across the U.S. and Canada. He haunts Bend, Oregon with his wife, two daughters, and one crazy cat. Learn more at CoughinBooks.com

More About the Author

"I have seen the face of horror, and its name is O. Penn-Coughin." -- Jan Boemann

O. Penn-Coughin ("open coffin") is the author of two gruesomely ghoulish series: the brand new "Welcome to Hell" and the best-selling "They're Coming For You: Scary Stories that Scream to be Read."

Listen to the new master of the macabre read his stories on THE SCARY STORY PODCAST at iTunes and learn more at CoughinBooks.com. Download "Scary Stories that SCREAM to be Heard, Vol. 1" at the Amazon MP3 Store.

Customer Reviews

You can read one story at a time,but you will want to keep reading until the book is done.
Library Magic
Joseph Kehoe has visited our school on several occasions and the students LOVE to hear him read passages from his books.
Sonya Hervey
If you have kids or students that like scary stories then I highly recommend this book for your collection.
Steve Kless

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sonya Hervey on September 18, 2010
Format: Paperback
As an elementary school librarian, the most frequent question I hear is "Where are the scary books?." That question is sometimes difficult to answer because so many children's books about ghosts and goblins fail to deliver the level of fright that many children desire. For the students that truly want a fright, I recommend "They're Coming For You", if it is in the library. The many copies that I have, rarely make it to the shelf. They stay checked out most of the time. "They're Coming for You" is one of the most popular books in the library. This is one book that I know is actually being read at home because I hear the younger siblings of the 5th and 6th graders repeating the phrases from the book. Joseph Kehoe has visited our school on several occasions and the students LOVE to hear him read passages from his books. This book of short, scary stories is ideal for reading aloud in the classroom, at a sleep over, a Halloween party or anytime you want a fright. It is a perfect blend of age appropriate children's content and scary scenarios. If you are looking for a great picture book, check out Kehoe's "The Yacumama." I read it to several classes and the students loved it too. "They're Coming for You" is a great book. You won't be disappointed. The students at my school never are!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 3, 2010
Format: Paperback
Watch out for the deadly book ahead! Stay Out! Mr. Coughin is a nightmare-worthy, heart-stopping, breathless author. O. Penn-Coughin has stupendously-scary bone chilling stories that have to be read. His mysterious voice is spectacular!
My favorite story is "The Missing Cat". Morgan saw a missing cat sign. He said to himself, "I will find a cat that looks like that, dye it white, and get the reward." That he did do. So, he called the lady. He was never seen after he went there. Now, is your chance...close the book right now!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. O. S. Brady on January 3, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My daughter loved this book. She is into scary stories so she got this for Christmas. She could'nt put it down. Wants more like it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Library Girl on September 14, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
Kids from 4th grade through 7th love these stories! Just enough mystery to keep them engaged, and just scary enough to be enticing without giving them nightmares! Great for reading out loud to a group of scouts on a camping trip or a bunch of kids at a sleepover.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alice Berger on October 27, 2008
Format: Paperback
Are you afraid to sit by the campfire and listen to ghost stories? Does hearing a scary story make you sleep with the nightlight on? If so, then you're not ready for this book. Sorry, this book is for ages 9 and up - and it's not for wimps.

But if you're sure you're ready for them, these stories will tickle your scary bone and give you "da chicken skin." Cemeteries, voices without bodies, and other creepy things in the dark will leave you begging for more. That is, if they haven't already gotten you yet.

The author, O. Penn-Coughin (a play on "open coffin"), is originally from Argentina, and he has blended some of his own culture into several of the stories. But he is kind enough to translate any of the Spanish words he uses, so none of the meaning is lost. A natural story-teller, he shares these stories with classrooms, and is available for speaking engagements.

Read this book if you dare. Oh, and don't forget to SCREAM!

Reviewer: Alice Berger, Bergers Book Reviews
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 10, 2010
Format: Paperback
One very dark morning the river was haunted...and Mr. Coughin was there writing his marvelous stories. He is an amazing author because he write lost of bone-scary stories. His heart stopping stories are wetting your pants scary. The nightmare worth stories are spine-chilling. My favorite story is Yo Mama's Right Here.
The dad's name is Jacob and the mom's name is Mary. They have two kids. Jacob had a bad dream about a dead woman standing in the river and saying, "Yo Mama's Right Here." He woke up his wife by accident and told her to go back to sleep. Jacob woke up early the next day. They were taking their wagon across the river. They were half through and a woman was standing in front of the ox! Who was she? Read the book to find out!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 10, 2010
Format: Paperback
Mr. Coughin has taken scary stories to the next level. I enjoy reading scary stories, but O-Penn Coughin is the very best author and illustrator. "They're Coming for You: Stories That Scream to be Read" is magnificent. I'll tell you why. O-Penn Coughin takes some old takes and turns them into bone-chilling stories. Halloween isn't the only time to be scared. You will be scared all the time after O-Penn Coughin's books.
My favorite story by O-Penn Coughin is called I Dooooooooooooo. It is about a man whose name is Dan. Dan is a nice guy. He also is a window washer. He is going to propose to his girlfriend, Linda. But Dan doesn't know one thing...Dan is DEAD! Linda hears a tapping noise. It won't stop. So, she looks up but as soon as she does she drops to the ground horrified. A friend rushes in and asks, "It was Dan, wasn't it?" Linda solemnly nods and says, "He came back just like he does each year on this day...the day 13 years ago when he fell to his death." That is one of my favorite stories by Mr. Coughin.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 10, 2010
Format: Paperback
It was a scary and cold night. It was raining. There was lightning and Mr. Coughin began to write another story. Mr. Coughin is a great writer! He leaves amazing hooks to make you want to read. Sometimes his mysterious stories give you goosebumps and you feel that you want to close the book.
I love the story, Problem 13. Nobody wants to go to the house on Carney Hill owned by the Kerrs. Eliza was new to town and the Kerrs needed a babysitter. Eliza needed money. The house was decorated with tons of clown paintings. Everything in the house was about clowns. Even the kids drew clowns for fun. When the kids went to bed, Eliza started doing her homework. She noticed a clown in a painting was watching her. She heard the children scream. Eliza ran to the kids' room but found the clown from the painting standing at the top of the stairs. Do you know what happens next? You have to buy the book, but Mr. Coughin's book might give you the creeps!
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