Reviews for Triple-dare to Be Scared : Thirteen Further Freaky Tales


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Fall
These thirteen short stories provide a mix, from the expected horror staples (in which bad children are punished by supernatural forces) to the most original tale here, a [cf2]Field of Dreams[cf1] takeoff about an undead baseball team. Overlooking some broadly sketched characters that verge on stereotypes, this mild horror collection is pleasantly scary fun. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring
These thirteen short stories provide a mix, from the expected horror staples (in which bad children are punished by supernatural forces) to the most original tale here, a [cf2]Field of Dreams[cf1] takeoff about an undead baseball team. Overlooking some broadly sketched characters that verge on stereotypes, this mild horror collection is pleasantly scary fun. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2007 June

Gr 6-9-- San Souci serves up 13 more spooky tales, and Ouimet's macabre black-and-white illustrations are a perfect complement to each one. The selections are short enough for read-alouds or for independent readers to complete in one sitting. As in the previous two books, San Souci uses themes from folktales and urban legends to create tales in which the protagonist, more often than not, does not escape in the end. Stories include a corpse-child who wants a permanent playmate, shape-shifting evil cats that entrap the living, and an evil infestation of beings who punish those who disturb their homeland. They take place in a variety of settings during modern times. Although some stories are scarier than others, the author does a good job of foreshadowing the outcome while building suspense. Sure to please anyone who enjoys a good fright.--Melissa Christy Buron, Epps Island Elementary, Houston, TX

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