Ghosts, Ghouls and Other Nightmares: Spooky Stories

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Gene Kemp
Puffin, 1995 - Children's stories, English. - 256 pages
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The world is full of horrifying things that you can't see...

This chilling collection of stories reaches out an icy hand to lead you into the disturbing world of the supernatural. Meet the boy who suddenly realizes that "he" is a ghost, and may stay one forever; two evil children who would love to get rid of their parents; the ghost of a Victorian child with disturbing powers; and many more. All of the stories here - whose distinguished authors include Ray Bradbury, Robert Westall, and Joan Aiken - make the unexplainable and unbelievable so real it will scare you to death!

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About the author (1995)

Gene Kemp was born in Wiggington, Staffordshire, United Kingdom on December 27, 1926. She studied English at Exeter University and became a primary school teacher. Her first book, The Prime of Tamworth Pig, was published in 1972. Her other works included The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler, The Clock Tower Ghost, No Place Like, Charlie Lewis Plays for Time, Snaggletooth's Mystery, Jason Bodger and the Priory Ghost, Juniper, I Can't Stand Losing, The Hairy Hands, and Seriously Weird. She received several awards during her lifetime including the 1977 Carnegie Medal and the Children's Rights Workshop Other Award for a book with a focus on a non-discriminatory representation of gender, race, class and disability alongside literary and aesthetic merit. She died on January 4, 2015 at the age of 88.

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