The Crow (A Not-So-Scary Story)
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The Crow (A Not-So-Scary Story)

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Here is a not so scary story about a girl who sees a crow outside her window—and what can happen when you let your imagination get the better of you. Kids will find this spooky story compelling and adults may recognize it as a fun and creative riff on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.”
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Matthew Meehan
This book is a must read. It is geniously written and envokes the feeling of Edgar Allen Poe in this particular book. Only, it isn't meant to be scary. I thought everything about this book was done perfectly; a wraparound cover page that has practically 3 different illustrations (front, back and wraparound), the text chosen fit the theme incredibly well, and the rhyming parts put it over the top. Her illustrations are collages done with hand-dyed paper (with ornate patterns none the less)and, ag...more
Nikki
Wonderful illustrations. I love a children's book that isn't the typical cutesy thing.
Erin Reilly-Sanders
I liked the style of the illustrations but thought that maybe they moved too much across the page. For some reason, the connection between the imagined pirate, wizard, thief, and king and the crow was a little difficult to get, especially since the cover announces that it's a crow and pictures make it look very crow like. I liked the text, but thought that it might be difficult to read and a little long to get to the point. I think I'd need to read this one aloud and get some more reactions to g...more
Alicia Scully
One late night, a girl notices a crow outside her window and she then lets her imagination get a little carried away. She thinks of bandits and several other characters and scares herself. Overall, the story is about how your imagination can be the scariest thing during the night. Some young readers might find the book scary, but it's really not meant to be at all. I quite enjoyed it.
JustOneMoreBook.com
Captivating collage and haunting yet hip verse demonstrate the fear and folly of fleeting first impressions.

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Katie
Sep 30, 2007 Katie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves Poe
This is Alison Paul's ode to Poe...

Such a cute book. I had to pick it up because my daughter likes crows and says "Caw, caw!" when she hears them.
Emerson
This author is cool. Not age appropriate for our little guy but very good for adult.
Peacegal
I liked the illustrations but the junior update of "The Raven" fell a little flat.
Amy
Crows aren't so scary after all...
Jennifer
Good story - nice read aloud.
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