All Hallows' Eve : 13 Stories
A boy is trapped in a possessed car that has stalled in the path of an oncoming train. A girl is dragged into a crypt during a field trip to an eighteenth-century cemetery. A group of friends meet their fate after an unsettling visit with a backwoods psychic. And that's just the beginning. Celebrated author Vivian Vande Velde is at her spine-tingling best in this collection of thirteen scary stories, all of which take place on Halloween night. With tales that range from the disturbing to the downright gruesome, this is one collection that teens will want to read with the lights on...and the doors locked.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 139.7 x 208.28 x 17.78mm | 249.47g
- 13 Sep 2010
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
- Harcourt Children's Books
- Boston, United States
About Vivian Vande Velde
VIVIAN VANDE VELDE has written many celebrated books for teen and middle grade readers, including All Hallow's Eve: 13 Stories, Three Good Deeds, Now You See It ..., Heir Apparent, and the Edgar Award-winning Never Trust a Dead Man. She lives in Rochester, New York. www.vivianvandevelde.com
"Creepy and gruesome... Halloween fans too old for trick-or-treating will enjoy this." (Booklist)"
Our customer reviews
I have been a fan of Vivian Vande Velde ever since I read CURSES, INC. AND OTHER STORIES. I quickly followed that up by reading several of her other books, including NOW YOU SEE IT... and COMPANIONS OF THE NIGHT. Ms. Vande Velde is the master of spooky stories, whether they be contemporary, paranormal, or fantasy. What she\'s even better at, though, is writing short stories that have a way of staying with you long after you finish reading them. With ALL HALLOWS\' EVE, the author has brought us thirteen original short stories that, as a whole, scared the bejesus out of me. Whether the story is two pages long or ten, you find yourself immersed in the life of whatever tale the author is telling--and find yourself coming out, at the end of it, glad you\'re reading with the lights on. The stories in this collection include: COME IN AND REST A SPELL MARIAN MORGAN ROEHMAR\'S BOYS ONLY ON ALL HALLOWS\' EVE CEMETERY FIELD TRIP BEST FRIENDS PRETENDING I WANT TO THANK YOU WHEN AND HOW WHEN MY PARENTS COME TO VISIT EDWARD, LOST AND FAR FROM HOME MY REAL MOTHER HOLDING ON There is nothing timid about this collection. I have always loved Halloween; it is, in fact, my second favorite holiday, beat out only by Christmas. After reading these short stories, though, I will never look at hay rides, cemeteries, school trips, cackling old ladies, or scarecrows on front porches in the same way. I read, on a regular basis, the stories of horror/paranormal authors Dean Koontz and Stephen King, and these stories by Vivian Vande Velde freaked me out just as much as those by my horror heroes. Be warned, though. Read MORGAN ROEHMAR\'S BOYS, CEMETERY FIELD TRIP, and MY REAL MOTHER at your own risk--and with those lights on.show moreby TeensReadToo