The Kingfisher Book of Scary Stories

The Kingfisher Book of Scary Stories

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Dance with a skeleton..."The safest time to read this book is probably during the day - in bright sunshine," warns compiler Chris Powling in the introduction to this shivery collection of specially commissioned stories from some of today's very best writers for children. Meet the bravest man in the world, who dances with ghosts but is terrified of a tiny spider; discover the hidden secrets of an abandoned mine; witness the grotesque Loathly Lady, and shiver to the calls of the ghostly children of "The Siren's Song". From the humorous to the chilling, these are stories to intrigue and mystify, but above all to make the spine tingle. With all stories perfect to read aloud, this is a collection to share - but perhaps not too late at night!
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 230 x 270mm | 358g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 0753405873
  • 9780753405871

About Peter Bailey

Chris Powling is the author of a number of successful children's books, including popular thrillers and fantasies such as The Phantom Carwash and A Spook at the Superstore. His Kingfisher title Kit's Castle is published as part of the I Am Reading series. A former teacher, and editor of Books for Keeps, a leading magazine about children's books, he is now a full-time writer and broadcaster. He lives in Hampshire. Peter Bailey is the illustrator of a number of successful picture books, including Tigerella and Dolphinella by Kit Wright and poetry collections including the recent highly acclaimed The Red Spotted Handkerchief by Tony Mitton (all Scholastic). Formerly Head of Illustration at Liverpool College of Art, Peter now works full time as a children's book illustrator. He lives in Birkenhead.
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Table of contents

Widdershins - Ann Turnbull; A Face in the Dark - Ruskin Bond; The Bravest Man in the World - Robert Hull; Tsipporah - Adele Geras; The Oddment - Chris Powling; Bush Medicine - Faustin Charles; Mine - Anthony Masters; A Loathly Lady - Susan Price; The Ghost on Saturday Night - Sid Fleischman; Siren Song - Vivien Alcock
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