Don't Read This!: And Other Tales of the Unnatural

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Boyds Mills Press, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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''Fingers on the Back of the Neck'' by Margaret Mahy (New Zealand)-Ivan is gripped by the spirit of his great-grandmother after her death. ''The Song of the Whales'' by Uri Orlev (Israel)-When Michael discovers he shares his grandfather's gift of dreaming, they travel together in the old man's memories. And nine more scary stories.

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as people say story are some times boring bu if you read a spine tingling poem it actually feels as if you are in the poem itself!


Fingers on the Back of the Neck
Charles Mungoshi Zimbabwe
Roberto Piumini Italy
Klaus Kordon Germany
Eiko Kadono Japan
Paul Biegel Netherlands
Kit Pearson Canada
Grandfathers Clock
Uri Orlev Israel
Jordi Sierra i Fabra Spain

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Margaret Mahy was born on March 21, 1936 in Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. She received a B.A. degree from the University of New Zealand. She worked as a nurse, an assistant librarian, and a children's librarian in England and New Zealand. Her first book, A Lion in the Meadow, was published in 1969. She became a full-time author in 1980. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 120 children's books including The Haunting, The Changeover, Memory, The Seven Chinese Brothers, The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate and A Summery Saturday Morning. She won the Esther Glen Award five times, the Carnegie Medal of the British Library Association three times, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Hans Christian Andersen Award, and in 1999, she won the New Zealand Post Children's Book Award in two categories, Picture Book and Supreme Award. She died after a brief illness on July 23, 2012 at the age of 76.

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