On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave (Hardcover)

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"Positively tailor-made for reading—or reading aloud—by flashlight," declares Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

The phenomenally versatile, award-winning author, Candace Fleming, gives teen and older tween readers ten ghost stories sure to send chills up their spines. Set in White Cemetery, an actual graveyard outside Chicago, each story takes place during a different time period from the 1860's to the present, and ends with the narrator's death. Some teens die heroically, others ironically, but all due to supernatural causes. Readers will meet walking corpses and witness demonic posession, all against the backdrop of Chicago's rich history—the Great Depression, the World's Fair, Al Capone and his fellow gangsters.

About the Author


Candace Fleming spent two years researching this book from spending time in archives and libraries to learning how to play a steam calliope, riding an elephant, winning (and wearing) a red rubber nose at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus when it came to Chicago, and even walking the tightrope (two feet off the ground) at Ringling Brothers former winter quarters in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Praise For…


Kirkus Reviews Best of Children's Books 2012

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2012:
“Light on explicit grue but well endowed with macabre detail and leavening dashes of humor.”

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, May 21, 2012:
“A welcoming and well-written introduction to many styles of horror.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375867811
ISBN-10: 0375867813
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Publication Date: July 10th, 2012
Pages: 199
Language: English