- Series: Scholastic Classics
- Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; 1st edition (September 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0439574269
- ISBN-13: 978-0439574266
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.2 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,538,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Best Ghost Stories Ever (sch Cl) (Scholastic Classics) Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 2004
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An excellent collection of very spooky ghost stories from authors who were known for their ability to write them.
I recommend this book to you!
These stories are also a little too long and out-of-date to capture a child's interest. I teach 7th and 8th grade, and if they got bored with the stories, I'm sure anyone younger would too. If you are an older person, you may enjoy these stories a little more, as we tend to appreciate and understand "classics" a little better. But, like I said, if you have a bright child that enjoys multifaceted stories, by all means, buy the book. That's my .02.
The Jacobs, the Poe, the Irving, and the Stoker were tales that I read repeatedly as a child. I remember vividly reading the Stoker for the first time in fourth grade. My God, I thought. That's not the way it _should_ have ended! The other tales were ones that I encountered a bit later in life, when I knew a bit more about the Way of the World and the Finer Works of Literature. The James is given a certain amount of power in its depiction of female sibling rivalry. And the Gilman. Is it a portrait of a woman going insane from weaknesses within herself, or is it an account of a husband driving his wife insane? You decide.
The Jacobs, the Irving, and the Poe have been made into radio shows, television episodes, or movies several times. But the original stories have usually remained superior to the various dramitizations. Are these stories effectively scary? Sometimes. But they are always literate.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
got this for my daughter and she loves scary stories. She says this is her favorite scary book. She has read it several timesPublished on December 21, 2012 by D. O. S. Brady
I am a Reading Teacher and was excited when I ordered this book because my students in grades 3-6 LOVE GHOST STORIES so I couldn't wait to share it with them. Read morePublished on December 12, 2008 by SG
If you want something actually scary... do not get this book. If you want ancient fiction that is suuuuuuuper dated and not scary. Buy this crap book.Published on September 11, 2008 by Jesse Byron