Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Collected From Folklore

Schwartz, Alvin

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Tapped from the oral traditions of American folklore, these ghost stories and tales of weird happenings, witches, and graveyards have startling, funny, or surprising endings.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, 2010
Edition: Reillustrated ed
ISBN: 0060835206
Branch Call Number: j 398.25 S399sh 2010
Characteristics: 113 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Helquist, Brett


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First published in 1981 for young readers, this title and it's sequels have been on the challenged list for years as "unsuited for age group, violence." The stories are both traditional and original ghost stories, tales of weird happenings, witches, and graveyards.

Stories of ghosts and witches, "jump" stories, scary songs, and modern-day scary stories.

Spooky tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright. RL 4.1 640L

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Aug 04, 2013
  • cfgeorge rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read this book when I was about 7, and I swear I didn't sleep normally until I was 15 or so.

Every so often if I'm alone in the house, out at night, etc., I'll remember stories from this book and get nervous.

Seriously, though. These are some of the best scary stories EVER.

Feb 21, 2012
  • adrian309 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Scary stories is a wonderful collection of tales to spook your friends.Some stories are what we use today like "the hook." Some of them you might not have heard of like "white wolf or" cold as clay." The stories in the book are very creative and interesting.Just like the illustrations. I could never think of stories like these. I should say that if you haven't read this book, you should.

Oct 03, 2010
  • mukmuk rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

it sorta scary.


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Aug 11, 2014

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