C Horne, April 16, 2009 (view all comments by C Horne)
If you are having a sleep over or planning a camping trip this book is a must. It is full of scary stories that I had never heard of before I read it. It is just the right amount of scare with the entertainment. It is a good book for kids ages 8-11; so no worries about nightmares. It is a good easy read and is a great addition to any sleep over or camping trip.
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Carol Klavon, July 23, 2008 (view all comments by Carol Klavon)
I first discovered this book in my Middle School library, and was immediately drawn to the gallows humor of both the stories and the illustrations. Many classic horror stories told around American campfires for generations can be found here, including the story about the girl bitten on the face by a spider, the female driver tormented by a trucker's high beams on a dark country road, and who could forget the famous knife-stuck-in-the-grave dare that just about every child living near a cemetery was forced to endure?
The illustrations give it an almost amusing air, with just the right touch of terror, without freaking the kids too much. I have not read this book in years, and I still remember it as if I found it only yesterday. Love it!
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chinatree9, October 8, 2007 (view all comments by chinatree9)
This is a great book for children ages 9 to 12. It's spooky, but won't give them nightmares. All of the stories are very creative, original, and creepy. This was one of my favorite scary books as a child.
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