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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  9 reviews
A fantastic collection of ghost stories from leading children's authors

Derek Landy (Scepter of the Ancients), Philip Reeve (Mortal Engines), Joseph Delaney (Revenge of the Witch), Susan Cooper (The Dark Is Rising), Eleanor Updale (Montmorency), Jamila Gavin (Coram Boy), Mal Peet (Keeper), Matt Haig (Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest), Berlie Doherty (The Goblin Baby),
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Andersen Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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The Haunted anthology includes the following short stories:
The Castle Ghosts - Joseph Delaney
The Caretakers - Susan Cooper
Good Boy - Mal Peet
The Blood Line - Jamila Gavin
The Ghost in the Machine - Eleanor Updale
Songs the Dead Sing - Derek Landy
The Beach Hut - Robin Jarvis
The Praying Down of Vaughan Darkness - Sam Llewellyn
The Ghost Walk - Matt Haig
The Ghost Wood - Philip Reeve
The Little Ship's Boy - Berlie Doherty

Haunted is an anthology containing scary short stories from some of tod
K. Carters
Not really my jam sandwich sadly. I was chatting on here about RL Stine and the Goosebumps book only yesterday and how great they were at just creating enough fear for kids. This is a bit less scary and more like a campfire story told by kids to kids. They weren't bad stories but just a bit obvious. I don't think I'm giving away any spoilers in saying most of them finished "and it turned out he was dead and a ghost all along" -something which isn't really a twist if it keeps happening and was pr ...more
Far from the "terrifying" collection that the back cover proclaims it to be, this is an uneven batch of tales, some creepier than others. While a few of these stories are genuinely chilling (The Caretakers, The Blood Line, The Beach Hut), most are a touch watered-down, perhaps in an attempt to make them more suitable for children (it is recommended for ages 9-12). A not-so-creepy ghost story misses the point, and a great author realizes that gore and psychologically scarring details (both of whi ...more
Eleven short, ghostly stories are creepily packed into this offering from various well-recognized authors, all with a decidedly Brit flair and tone. From a drowned ghost girl who wants a new playmate, to a creepy Ghost Walk, to a mirror with hidden surprises, this book is just scary enough for young readers. A good Halloween-time treat!
An excellent collection of ghost stories!
Jul 12, 2014 Corinne marked it as notes
The Joseph Delaney story was republished in a stand alone book Illustrations were added to that book. The title is different and that version seems to have a little bit more info (like 2 small pages) before they match up. I wish that was noted somewhere so I didn't waste my money on two books.
Mailis Viiand
Lets start with saying first off that this book is not scary. And it has my respect because of it, i think its admirable that they have not taken the easy way out, with gross scenes or overly spooky stories. These stories go together very well and the authors have already proven themselves and their abilities to write ten times over.
Sam Whitehouse
A decent collection of short horror stories, some stronger than others. Most are eerie and chilling and its always great to read something by The Last Apprentice author, Joseph Delaney.
All the stories were good, but my favourite was the first! Remember: Not to read before bedtime!!
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Susan Cooper's latest book is the YA novel "Ghost Hawk" (2013)

Susan Cooper was born in 1935, and grew up in England's Buckinghamshire, an area that was green countryside then but has since become part of Greater London. As a child, she loved to read, as did her younger brother, who also became a writer. After attending Oxford, where she became the first woman to ever edit that university's newspap
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