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Scary stories the complete 3-book audio collection
2007
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Tapped from the oral traditions of American folklore, these ghost stories and tales of weird happenings, witches, and graveyards have startling, funny, or surprising endings. Read by George S. Irving. - (Baker & Taylor)

Tapped from the oral traditions of American folklore, these ghost stories and tales of weird happenings, witches, and graveyards have startling, funny, or surprising endings. - (Baker & Taylor)

The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film!

Walking corpses, dancing bones, knife-wielding madmen, and narrow escapes from death&;they're all here in this chilling collection of ghost stories, collected and retold by folklorist Alvin Schwartz. Brought to spine-tingling, flesh-crawling life by acclaimed Broadway actor (and master ghoul) George S. Irving, these horrific tales are guaranteed to raise goosebumps. Let the faint of heart beware.

Pull up a chair, find a hand to hold, and prepare to be horrified.

- (HARPERCOLL)

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Walking corpses, dancing bones, knife-wielding madmen, and narrow escapes from death -- they're all here in this chilling collection of ghost stories. Brought to spine-tingling, flesh-crawling life by acclaimed Broadway actor (and master ghoul) George S. Irving, these horrific tales are guaranteed to raise goosebumps. Let the faint of heart beware.

Pull up a chair, find a hand to hold, and prepare to be horrified.

- (HARPERCOLL)

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Gr 4-7-Alvin Schwartz's classic collections of Scary Stories (HarperCollins, pap. 1992) have been remastered in up-to-date audio formats to bring tales of death, dismemberment, and doom to new audiences. These stories are definitely creepy, occasionally funny, but never too long or too gory for upper elementary and middle school listeners. Among the three book-length tapes, there are several stories such as "Maybe You Will Remember" and "The Bus Stop" that are full of suspense. Others such as "The Big Toe" are downright ghoulish. While eerie music and sound effects add to the recording, it is narrator George S. Irving's screams, moans, and diabolical laughs that are most bone chilling. The howling creature on the cover delivers the desired ghostly appearance, but the lightweight box will need to be repackaged for library circulation. A list of stories and tone-indexing would be useful additions to this recording, but with so many fear-loving listeners around, both public and school libraries will find Scary Stories a popular selection.-Barbara Wysocki, Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill, CT Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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