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The Oxford Book of Scary Tales

by Dennis Pepper (Editor)

Other authors: Dannie Abse (Contributor), Vivien Alcock (Contributor), Daniel Wynn Barber (Contributor), AC Bolton (Contributor), Ruskin Bond (Contributor)28 more, Dave Calder (Contributor), Charles Causley (Contributor), Kevin Crossley-Holland (Contributor), Hugh Sykes Davies (Contributor), Roy Broadbent Fuller (Contributor), Adele Geras (Contributor), John Gordon (Contributor), Grace Hallworth (Contributor), Dennis Hamley (Contributor), Rachel Hands (Contributor), Gregory Harrison (Contributor), Virginia Haviland (Contributor), James Kirkup (Contributor), Sheila Lavelle (Contributor), Maria Leach (Contributor), Brian Lee (Contributor), Alison Leonard (Contributor), Douglas Livingstone (Contributor), Edward Lowbury (Contributor), Jan Mark (Contributor), Geraldine McCaughrean (Contributor), Patricia Miles (Contributor), Susan Price (Contributor), Alison Prince (Contributor), Robert Scott (Contributor), Ian Serraillier (Contributor), Catherine Storr (Contributor), Marilyn Watts (Contributor)

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Children know that it's great fun to be scared (but not frightened), and Dennis Pepper has carefully collected classic and contemporary legends, folktales, and poems that are sure to do the trick. From the mysteriously chilling to the comically bizarre, a wide variety of cultures and traditions are represented, retold and illustrated in cheerfully gruesome detail by some of the finest artists and writers for children. These are great stories to read aloud or by yourself over and over again to savor the chills of suspense and shivers of delight. Beautifully packaged and designed, this collection not only entertains but also testifies to the exceptional powers of literature to heighten our emotions and stir our hearts.… (more)
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Abse, DannieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alcock, VivienContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barber, Daniel WynnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bolton, ACContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bond, RuskinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Causley, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crossley-Holland, KevinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Geras, AdeleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gordon, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hallworth, GraceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hamley, DennisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hands, RachelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Miles, PatriciaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Price, SusanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Prince, AlisonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scott, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Serraillier, IanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Storr, CatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Children know that it's great fun to be scared (but not frightened), and Dennis Pepper has carefully collected classic and contemporary legends, folktales, and poems that are sure to do the trick. From the mysteriously chilling to the comically bizarre, a wide variety of cultures and traditions are represented, retold and illustrated in cheerfully gruesome detail by some of the finest artists and writers for children. These are great stories to read aloud or by yourself over and over again to savor the chills of suspense and shivers of delight. Beautifully packaged and designed, this collection not only entertains but also testifies to the exceptional powers of literature to heighten our emotions and stir our hearts.

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