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The Kingfisher Book of Scary Stories

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Here are ghouls, goblins, and ghosts galore! With its chilling mix of contemporary stories and retellings of old favorites, this anthology is illustrated with haunting detail and offers a satisfying, spooky read. The tales from top-notch writers make this an ideal read-aloud for Halloween, and a must-have gift book for all young fright fans.

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Paperback, 80 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Kingfisher (first published September 1st 2002)
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This is a collection of scary stories for children that was compiled in the early 1990s. The stories all seem to be written from the perspective of a British storyteller, so a few of the words and references might be a bit foreign to an American reader. Some of the stories involve ghosts and unexplained phenomena, but others only seem to do so. This is a good introduction into scary stories for children because there isn't much blood or gore--it's mostly psychological thriller material.

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Chris Powling was born in 1943, in south London, where he still lives. He's taught at all levels in the state school system, from infants to postgraduates, and for ten years was headteacher of a London primary school.

Throughout his career, Chris has had a rich and diverse involvement with children's books - as a critic for national journals and newspapers (including THE GUARDIAN, THE OBSERVER, BOO
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