Annotations for Dare to Be Scared : Thirteen Stories to Chill and Thrill


Baker & Taylor
Thirteen short stories about ghosts, monsters, spirits, and other scary creatures will give the reader thrills and chills.

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Baker & Taylor
This story collection for middle readers offers thirteen diverse scary stories, including fantasy, science fiction, and ghost tales, from the author of Cinderella Skeleton and Witch Baby.

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Perseus Publishing
In this creepy collection, award winning writer Robert San Souci draws on myths, legends, and folk tales to create thirteen completely new stories, all featuring boys and girls from 8 to 12 as leading characters. "Ants" features Kyle, who tricks his mother into allowing him to go see a scary movie with his friend, but regrets it when the movie lingers a bit too long after the end credit. In "The Caller," Lindsay, a self-absorbed preadolescent, is visited by a deceased aunt who intends to reclaim a coveted ring, and perhaps Lindsay with it! Other stories include a boy whose frightening dream becomes a waking nightmare, a girl whose tricks on her little sister make her a Halloween treat for a real witch, and four middle-school bullies whose cruel ways bring the wrath of a mountain devil. Dare to Be Scared weaves suspense, drama, and psychological power into eerie, evocative stories, including ghost tales, fantasy, and science fiction, that will spur young imaginations.


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Perseus Publishing
This illustrated collection by the author of Short and Shivery: Thirty Chilling Tales includes ghost tales, ?jump? stories, dark fantasy, and science fiction, all set in contemporary situations that will seem hauntingly familiar to young readers. Several of the stories draw on the rich heritage of legends, folklore, and cultural traditions as they extend into children?s lives today. With suspense, action, and manageable ?scare level,? these stories will be popular around the campfire and during summertime sleepovers.


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