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A young boy's illness comes alive taking over his body bit by bit until he dies--but the virus remains alive in his body. A portion of each illustration glows in the dark.
Unknown Binding, 31 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by St. Martin's Press
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Courtney
I highly recommend these other 'scary' short stories;
"Pig" by Roald Dahl
"The Witch" by Shirley Jackson
"The Man in the Black Suit" by Stephen King


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Fever Dream is indefinitely a good-scare for a short-story... oblivious Charles is always misunderstood by those silly adults. Just assuming he's faking the sickness for sake of skipping class. Little do they know, something much darker resides within the 'simple' cold infecting him. Nonetheless, it is up to the reader to decide whether or not
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Mark Oppenlander
Aug 06, 2012 Mark Oppenlander rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
This is an odd children's book version of one of Bradbury's more famous (and more creepy) short stories. At first, I was surprised by the fact that this story was chosen for such a treatment, but then I gave some thought to the kinds of freaky and far out books I liked to read as a pre-teen and then it didn't seem so strange.

The illustrations are fine, and the story is a classic. What makes the book additionally unusual is the "night light" aspect of the pictures. When you turn out the lights, t
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Melody
Jun 01, 2012 Melody rated it really liked it
I'm not very big on horror, but I can't resist Bradbury. And his horror is more mental than almost anyone's. This is a short, scary, wonderful book that has glow-in-the-dark illustrations. The illustrations are not as effective as they might be, because one must hold them up to a light then turn off the light. And when the light is off, the text is gone. Creepy, haunting, and recommended.

Bradbury on his worst day is a splendid writer, and this is far from his worst day.
Sara
Aug 16, 2010 Sara rated it really liked it
I loved this book when I was about 12 or so. And I thought it was cool that parts of the pages glowed in the dark.
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May 28, 2013 Arax Miltiadous rated it really liked it
πάντα υπέροχα περιγραφικός.
IN that case i would like some more of him.
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American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois. He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938. Although his formal education ended there, he became a "student of life," selling newspapers on L.A. street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter. He bec ...more
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