- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
- Series: I Can Read Book 2
- Library Binding: 64 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (September 19, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060217979
- ISBN-13: 978-0060217976
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,512,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ghosts! Ghostly Tales from Folklore Library Binding – September 19, 1991
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2-- Those familiar with Schwartz's ability to produce the best of scary tales for young readers will find this newest addition to be a hit. The sentences are short with a manageable vocabulary, even for those kindergarteners who can tackle the challenge of an early reader. The text is complemented with primitive watercolor illustrations executed in attractive pastels; while the facial expressions are given a semblance of ghoulishness, the total effect is one of enticement (and even humor) rather than of horror. While these stories are not as heart-thumping as those in Schwartz's In A Dark, Dark Room (HarperCollins, 1985), this will nevertheless provide a fun introduction to the "ghostly" genre, and give children a chance to check out a "scary" book. Appended is a page on the origins of the tales and legends. --Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Library Binding edition.
From Kirkus Reviews
From its foreword to its notes on ``Where the Stories Come From,'' this ``I Can Read'' collection of seven appealing, mildly scary stories is a model of authenticity: the simplified but effective retellings honor both their sources and their intended audience. Chess's tongue-in-cheek illustrations add a perfect gruesome touch. (Folklore/Easy reader. 5-8) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an alternate Library Binding edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
We own the 3 books in the Dark, Dark Room series and my 7-year old daughter loves the stories. She thought it was really neat to get a book that contains similar stories that she could read to her parents instead of us reading them to her. I do have to help her sound out a couple of words here and there but she's been able to read this book pretty well on her own. I would say that it's between a level 2 and 3 on the reading scale. She does not think the stories are scary at all, but they (along with the illustrations) are fun. This book also tries to throw in a little humor. The book may not be great for kids under 5 or if your child scares easily, but I really don't see anything too scary in here-base your purchase decision off what your child generally enjoys reading.
We got this just in time for Halloween and it has really been enjoyable to read with my daughter.