Scary stories to tell in the dark

by Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-1992,

Format: Print Book 1981
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Childrens j 398.2 SCH
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg
Collection  Childrens
Call Number  j 398.2 SCH
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J 398.25 SCHWARTZ
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  J 398.25 SCHWARTZ
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 398.25 SCH9
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 398.25 SCH9
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 398.25 SCH 1986
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  J 398.25 SCH 1986
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 398.25 S
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 398.25 S
This spooky addition to Alvin Schwartz's popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright. There is a story here for everyone -- skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who roam the earth; a ghost who takes revenge on her murderer; and a haunted house where every night a bloody head falls down the chimney. Stephen Gammell's splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of more than two dozen scary stories -- and even scary songs -- all just right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark.

If You Dare

The big toe
The walk
"What do you come for?"
Me Tie Dough
A man who lived in Leeds
Old woman all skin and bone
The thing
Cold as clay
The white wolf
The haunted house
The guests
The hearse song
The girl who stood on a grave
A new horse
Room for one more
The Wendigo
The dead man's brains
"May I carry your basket?"
The hook
The white satin evening gown
High beams
The babysitter
The viper
The attic
The slithery-dee
Aaron Kelly's bones
Wait till Martin comes
The ghost with the bloody fingers.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "From "The Ghost of the Bloody Fingers" to "The Hook" and "The Big Toe" (tales for which campfires are made), Schwartz offers a collection of stories from American folklore. Besides sending a chill up the reader's spine, this and its sequel, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, provide students with models of scholarship--careful documentation, lists of sources, and useful bibliographies."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Ghosts -- Fiction.
Folklore -- United States.
Publisher New York :Lippincott,1981
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Gammell, Stephen.
Language English
Description viii, 111 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: pages 105-110.
ISBN 0397319266 :
0397319274 (lib. bdg.) :
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