Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

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The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film!

A classic collection of chillingly scary tales, collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by renowned artist Brett Helquist (illustrator of A Series of Unfortunate Events and more!).

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark contains some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time. Walking corpses, dancing bones, knife-wielding madmen, and narrow escapes from death--they're all here in this chilling collection of ghost stories. Make sure you read these books with the light ON!

And don't miss More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3!
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 113 pages
  • 157 x 238 x 15mm | 282g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • Frontispiece; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060835192
  • 9780060835194
  • 398,751

Back cover copy

Are you brave enough for Scary Stories?

Some boys and girls were at a party one night. There was a graveyard down the street, and they were talking about how scary it was.

Don't ever stand on a grave after dark, one of the boys said. The person inside will grab you.

A grave doesn't scare me, said one of the girls. I'll do it right now. . . .

Welcome to the macabre world of Scary Stories, where folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up the most alarming collection of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time. Here is a selection of extraordinarily chilling tales along with spine-tingling illustrations by renowned artist Brett Helquist.
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Review quote

"This new edition is handsome and accessible; now young readers have a choice of how scared they want to be--just a little, or a whole lot. "--Horn Book Magazine
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57,097 ratings
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4 28% (16,199)
3 21% (11,828)
2 6% (3,286)
1 2% (1,217)
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