Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Collected from American Folklore

by Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell

Gross, scary, frightening, silly, gory, creepy and well-told fully-documented tales... read more

Gross, scary, frightening, silly, gory, creepy and well-told fully-documented tales are illustrated with black and white drawings of vague eerie tones which accentuate the gruesome detail. All stories were responsibly collected from contemporary American folklore. An extensive, thought-provoking bibliography is included. Solid scariness usually told by memory on overnights, camping trips, and at Halloween from generation to generation has a validity that the trendy horror or macabre of other recent books cannot match. (9 years and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1981

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