Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
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... show more
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!
Publish date: October 1st 1989
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Pages no: 112
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Banned Books
, Short Stories
Series: Scary Stories (#1)
For my full-length review, please visit Casual Debris. Given its oral tradition and its transcendence of culture which contribute to its widespread popularity, the folk tale often lacks its intended wallop of surprise. Unless, of course you, are a youngster first encountering these tales. In my yo...
I think I read these books on a near weekly basis between the ages of 9 and 11. My school librarian would joke about how often I checked them out again, telling me she should just give them to me because I was the only one reading them. I would read Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark while waiting fo...
Now that I'm all fired up about these stories after reading [b:Monster Chefs|17555125|Monster Chefs|Brian Anderson|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1367758027s/17555125.jpg|24468427], which was the complete opposite, and then getting all snarky on some poor guy I don't even know's review...
Warning: SCARY PICTURES. Do not click on this review if you don't want to be plagued by nightmares. I don't care how old you are. Fear transcends all age barriers. I'm a supporter of childhood literacy, but I beg you. Please, for the love of all that is holy, do not make the mistake of giving this ...
This is the book of nightmares. I will never re-read it as it both scared and scarred me even when I was a child with no sense of my own mortality. If I even attempted it now...*shudder*Speaking of nightmares. Here, have some.