Seven strange & ghostly tales

by Jacques, Brian.

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A collection of seven creepy stories.
ch. 1. The fate of Thomas P. Kanne
ch. 2. James and the vampires
ch. 3. Allie Alma
ch. 4. The lies of Henry Mawdsley
ch. 5. Bridgey
ch. 6. The sad history of Gilly Bodkin
ch. 7. R.S.B. limited.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-7. Author of the heroic-fantasy series including Redwall [BKL Je 1 87], Mossflower [BKL N 1 88], and Mattimeo [BKL Ap 15 90], Jacques turns to another genre, presenting seven genuinely scary tales lit with unexpected touches of humor. Each story includes an element of the supernatural, all the more horrific in the realistic, present-day settings of school, home, and neighborhood. Each story includes, too, a twist of zany wit, all the more hilarious among the frissons of fright. Though the settings are English, the graffiti vandals, liars, sneak thieves, and school bullies depicted here will seem no more foreign than the ghosts, the vampires, and the devil himself, who also inhabit these pages. Well crafted and smoothly written, the book resembles Babbitt's Devil's Storybook [BKL S 1 74] in its polish and panache. While suitable for reading aloud, the tales are even better suited to reading under the covers with a flashlight. ~--Carolyn Phelan"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Ghost story aficionados may add yet another title to their increasingly crowded reading lists. This collection features seven original stories about the requisite apparitions, vampires and satanic incarnations, all spun with a distinctly English flair. Jacques's ( Redwall ; Mattimeo ) ethereal creations are tame when compared with the violence and gore often found in the genre. Despite a lack of blood, mysterious deaths and hauntings abound: Gilly Bodkin's soul will not rest until he gets some sweets; Thomas P. Kanne is embalmed and mummified while still alive. Chills and thrills are fewer than the book's title might suggest, and the author has infused his own brand of humor into tales about a vampire with a nagging mother and a compulsive liar who dares to tell a whopper to the devil. A few lengthy descriptive passages slow the pace, and a story focusing on an older woman's experience during WW II may be too sophisticated for younger readers, but this is still a good choice for flashlight reading under the covers. Ages 8-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Ghost stories, English
Children's stories, English
Ghost stories Juvenile sound recording
Short stories Juvenile sound recording
Ghosts Fiction
Short stories
Young Adult Fiction
Publisher New York :Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2010
Other Titles Seven strange and ghostly tales
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by the author.
Brian Jacques.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Listen
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9780739372081
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