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The August House book of scary stories : spooky tales for telling out loud, edited by Liz Parkhurst

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The August House book of scary stories : spooky tales for telling out loud
Title
The August House book of scary stories
Title remainder
spooky tales for telling out loud
Statement of responsibility
edited by Liz Parkhurst
Title variation
Scary stories
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An anthology of spooky stories drawn from folklore, local history, and the storytellers' imaginations, and divided into the categories "Just Desserts and Lessons Learned," "Ghostly Guardians," "Dark Humor," "Urban Legends and Jump Tales," and "Fearless Females."
Review
  • Gr 4–8— Each of these 20 chilling tales is meant to be told out loud and includes author notes about how to maximize the spooky effect. Middle schoolers will relish reading and sharing these tales, hoping to creep each other out. While some of the stories are spookier than others, this is still a worthwhile addition for fans of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (HarperCollins, 1986) and Robert D. San Souci's Short and Shivery (Random, 2001). The book also deserves a place in professional storytelling collections.—Esther Keller, I.S. 278, Marine Park, NY --Esther Keller (Reviewed December 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 12, p129)
  • From the African-American tale of "Johnny and the Dead Man's Liver" to the Civil War ghost story of "One Lace Glove," this anthology of 20 scary stories is—well, really scary! Grouped into five categories—Just Desserts and Lessons Learned, Ghostly Guardians, Dark Humor, Urban Legends and Jump Tales, and Fearless Females—there is a good mix of countries of origin and time periods. What makes these tales jump are the voices of the tellings, contributed by 20 different professional storytellers, along with tips on how to tell the story, background notes and the teller's profile. Not for preschoolers by any means, these tales are exactly what the subtitle says. A few are familiar, such as "The Boy Who Drew Cats," and people interested in storytelling will recognize some of the tellers' names, such as Margaret Read MacDonald. From a macabre "Gingerbread Man" to the popular "The Red Satin Ribbon," these spine-tinglers will have storytellers of all kinds jumping at the chance to tell their favorites. (Folklore. 10 & up) (Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2009)
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[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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  • 4
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Parkhurst, Liz Smith
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True
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  • Short stories
  • Storytelling
  • Children's stories
Target audience
pre adolescent
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spooky tales for telling out loud
Label
The August House book of scary stories : spooky tales for telling out loud, edited by Liz Parkhurst
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Mary Hamilton
  • The mournful Lady of Binnorie
  • (based on a Scottish ballad)
  • Bobbie Pell
  • The angel of river road
  • (based on a family story)
  • Larry G. Brown
  • One lace glove
  • (a Civil War ghost story)
  • Lorna MacDonald Czarnota
  • Mean John and the Jack-o-lantern
  • The boy who drew cats
  • (a Japanese folktale)
  • Judy Sima
  • The greyman of Pawleys Island
  • (based on maritime legend)
  • Timothy E. Dillinger
  • Simon and the magic catfish
  • (a folktale from the southern United States)
  • Nat Whitman
  • The red satin ribbon
  • (an Irish folktale)
  • (an American variant of a European legend)
  • Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss
  • The dauntless girl
  • (a British folktale)
  • Margaret Read MacDonald
  • Shut up, Billy!
  • (an original tale with a traditional twist)
  • Jim May
  • Ain't nobody here
  • (an African-American folktale)
  • Michael J. Caduto
  • Lyn Ford
  • Outside the door
  • (based on U.S. campus lore)
  • Richard and Judy Dockery Young
  • Tâio Mono y La Lechusa
  • (based on Mexican folk legend)
  • Gregorio C. Pedroza
  • Johnny and the dead man's liver
  • (an African-American folktale)
  • James "Sparky" Rucker
  • The vain girl and the handsome visitor
  • Aaron Kelly's bones
  • (based on Appalacian and African-American folklore) /
  • Kevin Cordi
  • The snow ghost
  • (based on Irish and Scottish folklore)
  • Wendy Ghost
  • Pretty maid Ibronka
  • (a Hungarian folktale)
  • Mary Grace Ketner
  • Mia's ghost
  • (based on a Mexican urban legend)
  • (an original story)
  • Robert D. San Souci
  • Olga Loya
  • The gingerbread boy
  • (a Kentucky folktale)
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
144 p.
Isbn
9780874839159
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2009008711
Note
HORROR
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)316098335
Label
The August House book of scary stories : spooky tales for telling out loud, edited by Liz Parkhurst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Mary Hamilton
  • The mournful Lady of Binnorie
  • (based on a Scottish ballad)
  • Bobbie Pell
  • The angel of river road
  • (based on a family story)
  • Larry G. Brown
  • One lace glove
  • (a Civil War ghost story)
  • Lorna MacDonald Czarnota
  • Mean John and the Jack-o-lantern
  • The boy who drew cats
  • (a Japanese folktale)
  • Judy Sima
  • The greyman of Pawleys Island
  • (based on maritime legend)
  • Timothy E. Dillinger
  • Simon and the magic catfish
  • (a folktale from the southern United States)
  • Nat Whitman
  • The red satin ribbon
  • (an Irish folktale)
  • (an American variant of a European legend)
  • Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss
  • The dauntless girl
  • (a British folktale)
  • Margaret Read MacDonald
  • Shut up, Billy!
  • (an original tale with a traditional twist)
  • Jim May
  • Ain't nobody here
  • (an African-American folktale)
  • Michael J. Caduto
  • Lyn Ford
  • Outside the door
  • (based on U.S. campus lore)
  • Richard and Judy Dockery Young
  • Tâio Mono y La Lechusa
  • (based on Mexican folk legend)
  • Gregorio C. Pedroza
  • Johnny and the dead man's liver
  • (an African-American folktale)
  • James "Sparky" Rucker
  • The vain girl and the handsome visitor
  • Aaron Kelly's bones
  • (based on Appalacian and African-American folklore) /
  • Kevin Cordi
  • The snow ghost
  • (based on Irish and Scottish folklore)
  • Wendy Ghost
  • Pretty maid Ibronka
  • (a Hungarian folktale)
  • Mary Grace Ketner
  • Mia's ghost
  • (based on a Mexican urban legend)
  • (an original story)
  • Robert D. San Souci
  • Olga Loya
  • The gingerbread boy
  • (a Kentucky folktale)
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
144 p.
Isbn
9780874839159
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2009008711
Note
HORROR
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)316098335

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