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Dread and Delight: A Century of Children's Ghost Stories
As a genre, children's ghost writing is a relative newcomer to the literary field. While children's literature has flourished for over 200 years, supernatural fiction for the young has really only come into its own in the twentieth century. Dread and Delight, a spine-tingling collection of 40 ghost stories written for children over the course of the present century, charts ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published December 14th 1995 by Oxford University Press, USA
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First-class collection of literary ghost stories written for children and teens, most of which I had never read before (a big plus for me since I've read widely in the genre, and some new anthologies end up featuring mostly stories that aren't new to me). Well-chosen stories, plus excellent endnotes giving background about the author of each story.
Philippa Pearce was one of the twentieth century’s greatest children’s writers. Her books include Tom’s Midnight Garden, winner of the Carnegie Medal; The Squirrel Wife, illustrated by Wayne Anderson; and A Finder’s Magic, created for her two grandsons and illustrated by their other grandmother, Helen Craig. Philippa Pearce died in 2006.More about Philippa Pearce...