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The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

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Publisher Comments:

A collection of ten spine-tingling tales, all with a foundation in African-American culture and history from the time of slavery through the civil rights era. A Newbery Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Award Winner and a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. B&W illustrations.

Synopsis:

When it is neither day nor night, when shadows lurk and play tricks on the mind, storytelling takes on a spectral cast. In that special half hour of twilight — the dark-thirty — you'll feel the spine-tingling horror of these tales:

-- When a retired Pullman porter hears a ghostly whistle, he knows it's the last train he'll ever ride.

-- Phantom pictures appear on a windowpane — and expose a man's guilt in a lynching.

-- An ex-slave reveals how a straw doll and an ancient chant helped him gain his freedom.

Haunting and original, these ten stories are inspired by African American history, from the time of slavery to the civil rights era. With her extraordinary gift for suspense, Patricia C. McKissack has created a heart-stopping, award-winning collection.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780613336901
Author:
Pinkney, Brian
Author:
Pinkney, Brian
Author:
McKissack, Patricia C.
Author:
Pinkney, Brian
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Horror
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Turtleback Scho
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
166
Dimensions:
7.72x5.08x.66 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
10-13

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Product details 166 pages Sagebrush Education Resources - English 9780613336901 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When it is neither day nor night, when shadows lurk and play tricks on the mind, storytelling takes on a spectral cast. In that special half hour of twilight — the dark-thirty — you'll feel the spine-tingling horror of these tales:

-- When a retired Pullman porter hears a ghostly whistle, he knows it's the last train he'll ever ride.

-- Phantom pictures appear on a windowpane — and expose a man's guilt in a lynching.

-- An ex-slave reveals how a straw doll and an ancient chant helped him gain his freedom.

Haunting and original, these ten stories are inspired by African American history, from the time of slavery to the civil rights era. With her extraordinary gift for suspense, Patricia C. McKissack has created a heart-stopping, award-winning collection.

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