Thirty spine-chilling stories from around the world provide plenty of shivers in this spooky collection. Curl up with old friends like Washington Irving’s “Guests from Gibbet Island” and Charles Dickens’s “Chips.” Or make the acquaintance of “The Skull That Spoke” and “The Monster of Baylock”–but beware of spectral visitors like “The Blood-Drawing Ghost.” This exciting mixture of classic and contemporary tales from Mexico, China, Poland, Nigeria, and other lands near and far is perfect for hair-raising reading!
About the Author
Robert D. San Souci has retold numerous traditional tales and legends, including The Talking Egg, and The Faithful Friend, both of which received Caldecott Honors and Coretta Scott King Honors. He lives in Northern California.
This is Vaughn Michaels's first book.
Jacqueline Rogers has illustrated many books for children.
“[A] splendid choice for oral telling around a campfire, on a trip, in school, or at a sleepover.”–Booklist
“Young readers will gobble up these thirty thrilling snacks and beg for more.”
–School Library Journal