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Even More Short & Shivery: Thirty Spine-Tingling Tales

by Robert D. San Souci

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Z really likes these folk tales. They've inspired him to write his own and he's been illustrating each one from this series in his sketchbooks. ( )
  beckydj | Jan 15, 2014 |
Even More Short & Shivery by Robert D. San Souci is about chilly stories though I didn't think they were scary. This is a book with 162 pages and many short stories in it.

One story is called A Carolina Banshee. This story took place in North Carolina. Years ago, a mill stood on the Banks of the Tar River this sight is haunted by a BANSHEE. On August nights, when mist floats above the river and the rain crow warns of rain, a banshee's ghastly moans and shrieks rise from the reedy riverbanks, through the oaks, to fill the sky. Her cries are a reminder of tragic events that echo down to during the Revolutionary War. So the BANSHEE lives in the river and in August nights she haunts people. She pops out of the river she described like this...a shape of a women with flowing hair and a veil over her face. Men who saw her paled in HORROR. They say the BANSHEE’S cries tormented their sleepless nights. ( )
  tanya94 | Oct 7, 2009 |
San Souci groups together 30 tales that not only read well but also work as splendid choices for telling around a campfire, on a trip, in school, or at a sleepover. According to the reading notes, it is targeted at children from around 8 - 12. The book has a multicultural flavor, with tales originating in Iceland, Ireland, France, China, Nigeria, Martinique, and in different parts of the U.S. Most are folktales, but some selections have been adapted from the work of great writers such as Washington Irving, and one is a popular urban legend. A few of the stories actually may be more familiar in other versions. He provides good source notes, a boon for storytellers looking for variants of a particular story. ( )
  Jawin | Jan 4, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440418771, Paperback)

Thirty spine-chilling stories from around the world provide plenty of shivers in this spooky collection. Curl up with old friends like Washington Irving’s “Guests from Gibbet Island” and Charles Dickens’s “Chips.” Or make the acquaintance of “The Skull That Spoke” and “The Monster of Baylock”–but beware of spectral visitors like “The Blood-Drawing Ghost.” This exciting mixture of classic and contemporary tales from Mexico, China, Poland, Nigeria, and other lands near and far is perfect for hair-raising reading!

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A collection of scary traditional tales from all over the world.

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