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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 oChildren 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....

Title : The Oxford Book of Scarytales
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ISBN : 9780192781109
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Oxford Book of Scarytales Reviews

  • Tatiana Shein
    2018-10-31 20:49

    This is fun because the stories have a slightly British flavor. My favorite story is about an evil aunt who suddenly becomes sweet!

  • Allyson
    2018-11-10 16:10

    These are English stories full of English slang and will require some explanation for most American kids. Not all of them are about supernatural things, either, but about the tricks your mind can play on you. But there were still a few with genuine haunts. In general these stories felt like adults taking down the stories children tell each other and dressing them up a bit so they were more presentable in print.I read this to see if there were any stories I could use for library class at my kids' school. In the end I think there are at least a couple that will work. I particularly liked the poem "Miller's End" by Charles Causley, which, along with "The Slitherydee" by Robert Scott, will be good as an exercise in memorization.