The Oxford Book of Scarytales

The Oxford Book of Scarytales

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Children know that it's great fun to be scared (but not frightened), and Dennis Pepper has carefully collected classic and contemporary legends, folktales, and poems that are sure to do the trick. From the mysteriously chilling to the comically bizarre, a wide variety of cultures and traditions are represented, retold and illustrated in cheerfully gruesome detail by some of the finest artists and writers for children. These are great stories to read aloud or by yourself over and over again to savor the chills of suspense and shivers of delight. Beautifully packaged and designed, this collection not only entertains but also testifies to the exceptional powers of literature to heighten our emotions and stir our hearts.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 187.96 x 251.46 x 12.7mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0192781103
  • 9780192781109

Review quote

"A good, spooky collection."--School Library Journal"The poems here are as good as the tales, direct in voice and domestic in detail. The whole collection is clearly meant for reading aloud and sharing."--Booklist "A good, spooky collection."--School Library Journal "The poems here are as good as the tales, direct in voice and domestic in detail. The whole collection is clearly meant for reading aloud and sharing."--Booklist "A good, spooky collection."--School Library Journal "The poems here are as good as the tales, direct in voice and domestic in detail. The whole collection is clearly meant for reading aloud and sharing."--Booklist "A good, spooky collection."--School Library Journal"The poems here are as good as the tales, direct in voice and domestic in detail. The whole collection is clearly meant for reading aloud and sharing."--Booklistshow more

About Dennis Pepper

About the Editor: Dennis Pepper is the editor of An Oxford Book of Christmas Stories and The Oxford Christmas Storybook.show more

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