Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

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This spooky anthology provides a shivery thrill on every page. Frightening and friendly, menacing and mischievous, here are tales about ghosts and ghouls for any occasion. Atmospheric black line illustrations on every spread add to the eerie mood. Featuring stories by high-profile contributors such as Dick King-Smith, Joan Aiken, Robert Swindells, and Catherine Storr, this collection is perfect for children who enjoy having their spine tingled.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 157 pages
  • 127 x 193 x 15.2mm | 181.44g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 075345890X
  • 9780753458907
  • 1,287,991

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Debbie West - Children's Literature
These ghost stories are part of the "Kingfisher Treasury" series. From folktales to original stories, there are ghost stories for everyone. The book begins with the shortest ghost story ever told and ends with the second shortest one. From wooden-peg pirates to babies, these ghosts come in all shapes and sizes. Some are friendly, and many are mean. They haunt castles, farmhouses, schools, and towns. Spirits come from the future and from the past. Some are headless, and one is even a dancing skeleton. Some ghosts just will not go away, no matter what is done to them. A few specters are exorcised by simple farm maidens, while some spirits are shown a kindness by little girls. One baby ghost is taken home by an old woman. There is even a ghost who celebrates his birthday. Only a few humans are brave enough to meet their ghostly fears, but some actually receive large rewards for their bravery. Others lose their money to greedy spirits. Black-and-white illustrations complete these ghostly grim tales that will haunt and delight children of all ages. 2005 (orig. 1996), Kingfisher/Houghton Mifflin Company, Ages 8 to 12.
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19 ratings
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4 11% (2)
3 47% (9)
2 21% (4)
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