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Dark-thirty : Southern Tales of the Supernatural (98 Edition)by Patricia Mckissack
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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.
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.
In that special half-hour of twilight—the dark-thirty—there are stories to be told. Mesmerizing, suspenseful, and breathtakingly original, these tales make up a heart-stopping collection of lasting value, a book not quickly forgotten.
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"...a stellar collection..."--School Library Journal, starred review
"These original, short and ghostly stories, which come with brief historical introductions placing them in the American South, are grand for reading aloud."--The New York Times Book Review
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