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Scared Witless: Thirteen Eerie Tales to Tell
by Martha Hamilton (Goodreads Author)
Stories are powerful. If a story is well told, listeners feel as if they are in a bit of a trance. Storytellers have always loved to tell stories around a campfire. It's the perfect setting to tell a jump story where the whole point is to startle the listeners. These 13 tales come with tips for telling guaranteed to make the listener jump, scream, gasp, and giggle.
Hardcover, 61 pages
Published July 25th 2006 by August House Publishers
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Great stories to teach shildren to tell. Thirteen easy stories suitable for Halloween or camp-fires. One story suitable for Valentines Day. Source notes & special instructions. 61 p. Contents: Unwelcome company -- The coffin that wouldn't stop -- Lost in the dark -- The boy who was afraid of plants -- The graveyard voice -- The hairy toe -- The terrifying trick -- The ghost with bloody fingers -- The red satin ribbon -- The strange white thing in the road -- The brave woman and the flying he ...more
Scared Witless is a collection of and guide to telling “jump” stories. Fans of Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark can kick it up a notch and go from readers to tellers of tales by taking some hints from storytellers Hamilton and Weiss. Stories range from the traditional to the entirely original, and each is followed with suggestions for telling the story to a group. Included in the collection is a fine retelling of “The Red Satin Ribbon” and a couple of groaners that don’t appear ...more
Dont you love sitting by the fre relling scarry stories .But sometimes you run out of stories . When you do this is the perfect book for you . for example the story called unwelcomed company tells a story of a lonely man that wishes something that comes true but not in the way he expected two bonnie feet appear down the chimney and it is his company.
This book accomplishes what it sets out to do--instruct children in the art of telling scary stories. The authors include 13 scary stories, after which they give storytelling tips. The advice is very good & easy to understand and the stories are short enough for children to memorize the plot points. My only criticism is that while the stories included in the book may be right on target for some children, I'm afraid that others may feel they are not scary enough. Overall, a thumbs up.
This book had some very silly stories. However, they were a lot of fun as a read aloud! At the end of each story, the author provides suggestions of how to read or act out the story to get the most impact. PLus, each story is only about two pages long.
Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss are a husband-and-wife team, also known as “Beauty and the Beast Storytellers,” who have traveled the world since 1980 sharing their passion for the art of storytelling. They have co-authored several books and recordings that have won numerous awards including Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (awarded by Bank Stree ...moreMore about Martha Hamilton...