Terrifying tales

Book - 2015

Presents an anthology of spooky and scary tales for children that features such supernatural elements as mysteriously appearing tattoos and ghostly encounters in dark hallways.

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Series
Guys read ; 6.
Subjects
Published
New York, NY : Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2015]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
xi, 257 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN
9780062385581
0062385585
Other Authors
Gris Grimly (illustrator), Michael Buckley, 1969- (-), Nikki Loftin, Adam Gidwitz, Kelly Regan Barnhill, Dav Pilkey, 1966-, Daniel José Older, Rita Williams-Garcia, Adele Griffin, R. L. Stine, Claire Legrand, 1986-
  • Mr. Shocky / by Michael Buckley
  • Licorice needles / by Nikki Loftin
  • The blue-bearded bird-man / by Adam Gidwitz
  • Don't eat the baby / by Kelly Barnhill
  • My ghost story / by Dav Pilkey
  • Marcos at the river / by Daniel José Older
  • Coconut heads / by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Manifest / by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown
  • Disappear! / by R.L. Stine
  • The mandigore / by Claire Legrand.
Review by Booklist Reviews

The latest in Scieszka's Guys Read anthologies, this collection is sure to be popular. Goosebumps aficionados will love the way the stories don't shy from offering real chills. Representing favorite authors from Dav Pilkey to Rita Williams-Garcia (as well as R. L. Stine himself), these 10 tales read quickly. "Licorice Needles," by Nikki Loftin, features a witchy neighborhood lady who uses the story's narrator as a means of revenge on children who annoy her by picking flowers in her yard or being noisy. "Mr. Shocky," by Michael Buckley, is an out-of-control imaginary friend who transfers his creepy attention to the younger brother of his original buddy when the older boy manages to almost, but not quite, forget him. Pilkey contributes a comic, and Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown's offering is illustrated with portraits of the tattoos that mysteriously appear on a murderous seaman. All in all, this is a welcome volume to put into the hands of middle-graders looking for thrills. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A latest collection of horror stories features such supernatural elements as mysteriously appearing tattoos and ghostly encounters in dark hallways and includes contributions by such leading genre authors as R.L. Stine, Dav Pilkey and Adele Griffin. Simultaneous. 15,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Be afraid, be very afraid of Terrifying Tales, the sixth volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading.Eleven masters of suspense'Kelly Barnhill, Michael Buckley, Adam Gidwitz, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown, Claire Legrand, Nikki Loftin, Daniel José Older, Dav Pilkey, R.L. Stine, and Rita Williams-Garcia'have come together to bring you a bone-chilling collection of original ghost stories with illustrations by Gris Grimly, perfect for sharing around the campfire, reading under the covers with a flashlight, and scaring your friends' pants off.Compiled and edited by kid-lit madman Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Terrifying Tales is a creepy-fun read (if you're brave enough, that is). 

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Be afraid, be very afraid of Terrifying Tales, the sixth volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading.Eleven masters of suspense—Kelly Barnhill, Michael Buckley, Adam Gidwitz, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown, Claire Legrand, Nikki Loftin, Daniel José Older, Dav Pilkey, R.L. Stine, and Rita Williams-Garcia—have come together to bring you a bone-chilling collection of original ghost stories with illustrations by Gris Grimly, perfect for sharing around the campfire, reading under the covers with a flashlight, and scaring your friends’ pants off.Compiled and edited by kid-lit madman Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Terrifying Tales is a creepy-fun read (if you’re brave enough, that is).