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  - aratiel -

THE most terrifying book in the world. This scared me as a child and itcontinue to scare me as an adult. Mostly the original illustrations scared me, which is why I picked up this version (ill. by ... Read full review

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I decided to celebrate Banned Book Week by reading a small pile of frequently challenged books. I can see how this one made the list for being horror directed at a young audience. The art and the ... 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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