In a dark, dark room, and other scary stories

Alvin Schwartz, 1927-

Book - 1984

Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries.

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Series
I can read book
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Published
New York : Harper & Row c1984.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
63 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN
006025274X
0060252715
Main Author
Alvin Schwartz, 1927- (-)
Other Authors
Dirk Zimmer (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 1–3—This collection of short stories (HarperCollins, 1984) retold by Alvin Schwartz are just creepy enough to give youngsters shivers without causing nightmares. The seven tales were collected from a variety of sources and include some classics such as "The Green Ribbon" (holding on a severed head) and "The Night It Rained" (a man discovers that his hitchhiker was a ghost). Dirk Zimmer performs the stories in a sepulchral tone with a measured pace and different voices for the characters. Background music is light and seems deliberately designed to lessen the scary mood. This Level 2 I Can Read book is perfect for younger children who are constantly pestering the librarian for "something scary."—Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA [Page 56]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Seven eerie tales about ghosts, skeletons, graveyards, talking corpses, and strange happenings offer beginning readers a howling good time

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Creak...Crash...BOO!Shivering skeletons, ghostly pirates, chattering corpses, and haunted graveyards...all to chill your bones! Share these seven spine-tingling stories in a dark, dark room.