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Scary stories to tell in the dark  Cover Image Book Book

Scary stories to tell in the dark / collected [and retold] by Alvin Schwartz ; drawings by Stephen Gammell.

Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-1992 (author.). Gammell, Stephen, (illustrator.).


Drawn from the oral traditions of American folklore, these ghost stories and tales of weird happenings, witches, and graveyards have startling, funny, or surprising endings.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062682826
  • ISBN: 0062682822
  • ISBN: 9780062682895
  • ISBN: 006268289X
  • Physical Description: viii, 111 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Revised edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-110).
Formatted Contents Note:
The big toe -- The walk -- "What do you come for?" -- Me tie dough-ty walker! -- A man who lived in Leeds -- Old woman all skin and bone -- The thing -- Cold as clay -- The white wolf -- The haunted house -- The guests -- The hearse song -- The girl who stood on a grave -- A new horse -- Alligators -- Room for one more -- The Wendigo -- The dead man's brains -- "May I carry your basket?" -- The hook -- The white satin evening gown -- High beams -- The babysitter -- The viper -- The attic -- The slithery-dee -- Aaron Kelly's bones -- Wait till Martin comes -- The ghost with the bloody fingers.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.1 1 18788.
Subject: Ghosts > Folklore.
Tales > United States.
Ghost stories, American.
Ghosts > Folklore.
Folklore > United States.
Horror stories.
Ghosts > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION > Fairy Tales & Folklore > Adaptations.
JUVENILE FICTION > Holidays & Celebrations > Halloween.
Ghost stories, American.
United States.
Genre: Folklore.
Ghost stories.
Horror fiction.
Ghost stories.
Horror fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


  • 1 current hold with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
La Conner Regional Library J 398.25 SCHWARTZ 85339 J NON FICTION Available -

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