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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Collected from American Folkloreby Alvin Schwartz
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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.
Buckeye Children s Book Award (Ohio)
About the Author
Alvin Schwartz is known for a body of work of more than two dozen books of folklore for young readers that explore everything from wordplay and humor to tales and legends of all kinds. His collections of scary stories — Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark, Scary Stories 3,and two I Can Read Books, In a Dark, Dark Roomand Ghosts! -- are just one part of his matchless folklore collection.
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