Spooky Campfire Tales: Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Supernatural Lore
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Spooky Campfire Tales: Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Supernatural Lore

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Gather around the campfire for this collection ofthirty creepy, crawly ghosttales....more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Globe Pequot
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Good camp fun for young teens, not really creepy stories. In fact, I didn't even feel a breezy chill down the back of my neck while reading these, or even on my arm, or my leg, or...ah, my chin hairs. Even Bloody Mary was disappointing. This is the legend that scared me half out of my wits in the 5th grade girls bathroom??
This is clearly a children's book, and I bought it at a state park camp store ~ so it should go without saying that my expectations were low. Unfortuantely, I was still dissapointed.

The stories are interesting, but the story telling sucks. Which is ironic, because S.E.Schlosser (according to her forward) considers herself a master story teller. Perhaps she is ~ when she can act out scenes, add voices, etc. But her writing skills are horrible. Again ~ I didn't expect this collection to be great...more
Reminiscent of the 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' series - but nowhere NEAR as scary or memorable (some of the 'Scary' stories are still burned into my brain 18ish years later). Many of the stories are at least amusing, in a very corny kind of way, and I was pleasantly surprised that some of the stories really did NOT have happy endings but some morbid ones instead. Probably the only one that was closest to giving me the willies was "Don't Sell My House" - no character was spared in this on...more
Yakking Yogini
These stories are creepy crawly and enjoyable because of it's corniness. I read "Piece By Piece" to my family and we all laughed, including my 11 year old, when the head rolled down the stairs to join the rest of the body parts. You get the picture.
This collection is your standard collection of urban legends and folklore, like the hooked hand killer trying to put the fear of Jayus into two horny teens parking on lovers lane and the birth of the Jersey Devil. Schlosser doesn't have the talent to make these stale stories feel fresh.

The two stand out stories (well at least for me) were Vengeance and One Last Head, and that's not saying much.
This is definitely geared towards children or families. Not scary at all, just a little hokey at times. Loved the illustrations.
A must-have book for camping with the family. We loved reading these around the campfire!
I enjoyed the ghost stories, but the second section of the book was boring.
Not so spooky...
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