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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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Patricia C. McKissack lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Brian Pinkney lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679890065
Author:
Pinkney, Brian
Author:
Pinkney, Brian
Author:
McKissack, Patricia C.
Author:
Patricia McKissack, illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Author:
McKissack, Patricia
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Horror
Subject:
Children's stories, American
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Horror tales, American
Subject:
Ghost stories, American
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Number:
1st Knopf pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
1177-3
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.58x5.15x.46 in. .25 lbs.
Age Level:
10-13

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Product details 176 pages Yearling Books - English 9780679890065 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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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