Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror
This spine-tingling, thrill-packed novel has more than enough fear-factor for the most ardent fan of scary stories. Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house, but regular visits from his nephew, Edward, give him the opportunity to recount some of the most frightening stories he knows. As each tale unfolds, it becomes clear that something sinister is in the air. From the account of a curious boy who intrudes on Old Mother Tallow's garden to a shy girl's ghostly encounter during an innocent game of hide and seek, a pattern emerges of young lives gone awry in the most terrifying of ways. Young Edward begins to wonder just how Uncle Montague knows all these ghastly tales, and ultimately discovers that his mysterious uncle's life has a darker side than he ever imagined. This cleverly wrought collection of stories-within-a-story by Chris Priestly is perfectly matched in darkly witty illustrations by David Roberts.
- Hardback | 192 pages
- 135 x 204 x 21mm | 331g
- 18 Sep 2007
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- New York, United States
- Illustrations, unspecified
About Chris Priestley
CHRIS PRIESTLEY is both a writer and an illustrator. He has published several works of fiction and nonfiction for young readers. He lives with his family in Norfolk, England. DAVID ROBERTS is the illustrator of "A House Called Awful End" and the other books in the popular Eddie Dickens Trilogy as well as the author-illustrator of the picture book "Dirty Bertie." Mr. Roberts was runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award for children's illustration. He lives in London, England.
Our customer reviews
Uncle Montague is a bachelor who lives alone in a house that is packed with artifacts and collectibles. Edward loves to walk through the woods and visit Uncle Montague to hear his spine-tingling stories. Uncle Montague is reminded of each story as he picks up an artifact that is associated with it in his memory. Edward's imagination is sent into a tailspin when he begins to wonder how Uncle Montague knows all of these frightening stories, and a darker side of Uncle Montague begins to emerge. Not all the stories have clear-cut endings, and Edward's fears become your own as you read these scary narratives. From the Vicar's son who needed a hammer to mount his collection in the garden, to the Demon on the bench end, and Christina, who, to her horror, was granted three wishes, Chris Priestley has crafted a book that is impossible to put down, and definitely left me wanting more. This book should appeal to reluctant readers with its fast-paced fear factor with a literary touch that just grabs you and won't let go.show moreby TeensReadToo