A Century of Children's Ghost Stories

A Century of Children's Ghost Stories : Tales of Dread and Delight

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For this spine-tingling new collection, Philippa Pearce, herself an award-winning children's writer, has brought together 40 ghost stories to captivate children and adults alike. Beginning with M. R. James's `A School Story', and including `The Ghostly Goat of Glaramar' and `The House that Lacked a Bogle', this anthology presents tales by outstanding children's authors: amongst them Eleanor Farjeon, Alison Uttley, Jan Mark, Penelope Lively, Leon Garfield, and Tim Wynne-Jones.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 200.66 x 299.72 x 83.82mm | 929.86g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192880144
  • 9780192880147

Table of contents

M. R. James - "A School Story"; A. C. Benson - "Out of the Sea"; H. F. W. Tatham - "Manfred's Three Wishes"; William J. Wintle - "The Light in the Dormitory"; Walter de la Mare - "Miss Jemima"; Arthur Machen - "Johnny Double"; Eleanor Farjeon - "Elsie Piddock Skips on her Sleep"; Lucy Boston - "The Tiger-Skin Rug"; William Pene du Bois - "Elisabeth the Cow Ghost"; Robert Bright - "Georgie"; David Severn - "All in the Night's Work" ;Christopher Woodforde - "Richard"; Alison Uttley - "The Wee Ghostie"; Robert Arthur - "The Haunted Trailer"; Sorche Nic Leodhas - "The House that Lacked a Bogle"; Pamela Ropner - "The January Queen"; R. Chetwynd-Hayes - "Brownie"; Michael Kenyon - "The Ghost of Top Wood"; Dorothy Edwards - "The Old White Ghost and the Old Grey Grandad"; Margaret Mahy - "Looking for a Ghost"; Philippa Pearce - "At the River-Gates"; Ruth Park - "Sombody lives in the Nobody House"; J. S. Leatherbarrow - "The Ghostly Goat of Glaramara"; Joan Aiken - "She was Afraid of Upstairs"; Isaac Bashevis Singer - "The Extinguished Lights"; Jan Mark - " Who's a Pretty Boy, Then?"; Penelope Lively - "Uninvited Ghosts"; Farrukh Dhondy - "The Bride"; George Mackay Brown - "Ivor"; Vivien Alcock - "Siren Song"; Adidan Chambers - "The Tower"; Grace Hallworth - "The Guitarist"; Leon Garfield - "A Grave Misunderstanding"; Ruskin Bond - "Ghost Trouble"; Paul Yee - "Spirits of the Railway"; Barbara Griffiths - "Many Happy Returns!"; Robert Westall - The Beach"; Susan Price - "Across the Fields"; Tim Wynne-Jones: - "The Clearing"; John Gordon - "The Burning Baby"show more

About Philippa Pearce

About the Editor: Philippa Pearce is the author of numerous influential children's books--several of which have been broadcast on television and radio. Her best-known include Tom's Midnight Garden (which won the Carnegie Medal in 1958), Minnow in the Say, The Shadow Cage and other Tales of the Supernatural and Who's Afraid?.show more

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