Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 25th Anniversary Edition: Collected from American Folklore

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Harper Collins, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 111 pages
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This spooky addition to Alvin Schwartz's popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright.

There is a story here for everyone -- skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who roam the earth; a ghost who takes revenge on her murderer; and a haunted house where every night a bloody head falls down the chimney.

Stephen Gammell's splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of more than two dozen scary stories -- and even scary songs -- all just right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark.

If You Dare!

 

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User Review  - booklover3258 - LibraryThing

This book was ok. More for kids than adults. Definitely a quick read. There's no way I can review each story since they are so short...literally one or two pages. The first couple I didn't like ... Read full review

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User Review  - trile1000 - LibraryThing

If you read this, you need to read the one with the original artwork. The illustrations and the simple prose made it a fantastic little scare, especially when I read it at a young age. Read full review

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Alvin Schwartz is known for his more than two dozen books of folklore for young readers that explore everything from wordplay and humor to tales and legends of all kinds. Don't miss his other Scary Stories collections, including More Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3.

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