Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones (Scary Stories #3)
Storytellers know � just as they have for hundreds and hundreds of years � that everyone enjoys a good, scary story!
Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories 3 joins his other popular collections of scary folklore, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark and More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, to give readers spooky, funny and fantastic tales guaranteed to raise goose bumps.
Who is the...more
Schwartz gives most of the tales a modern setting, provides hints for storytellers, discusses variants, and--as in tw...more
Categories: Controversial books, supernatural stories, folklore and legends, short stories, series
26 traditional and modern-day scary stories are presented in this book. The gruesome topics - death, ghosts, eating body parts from a dead person, dying from fear, nightmares - have made this book and the others in the series targets for frequent challenges. In the back of the book are notes about the...more
Stephen Gammell is a god. His work captures exactly what I found so terrifying as a child: that you would inevitably find ghastly shapes if you stared into the dark long enough. The shadows in my room became the outlines of monstrous figures, or demonic faces. But the only way to stop them from coming was not to look -- but who would dare close his eyes or turn his back when there could be monsters just across the room?
These stories are mostly unsettling,...more
In each of these books, there are some funny stories, some folklore songs, some stories that are just more interesting than truly frightening, but in each book there are also one or two or three tales that really ARE very scary, and make my flesh run cold. In this particular collection, "Harold" and "The Red Spot" give me chills, but it is the haunting "Maybe You Will Rem...more
No, what makes these spectacular books stand out as fine examples of kindertrauma is Stephen Gammell's most excellent illustrations.
Some of them still give me heart palpitations, even as an adult.
What i think about the book is that deftly scare me. I like to read the book to my brother, to so when the book said. something is crawling around make a sound effect so they also get scared. this book also had some thing...more
When I first bought this book, at the thrift store, I just saw "Scary Stories 3" & bought it. I didn't read anything about it. I thought it was a collection of scary stories, for adults. WRONG.
After reading a few pages (without reading the back of the book) I realized there was no way this book was for adults because it was just *that* bad. I then discovered this book was for ages 9 and up, haha. *headdesk*
Anyways, maybe if I were 9 I'd love this book but seeing how I'm nearly an old l...more
While I’ve obviously outgrown these, for the fact that they are really not scary, and the writing style is for children, they will always hold a special spot in my heart. They were classics that were read to me in elementary school, and I was spooked by them then. I’ll always have fond memories of them even if I don’t really care for them now.
A more in depth review @ Shivers of Horror
Standouts include 'Harold', 'The Appointment', 'Bess', and 'Just Delicious'.
Read more of my reviews on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile...more
"Faster and Faster"
"Just Delicious" (even though there are many stories that are shaped like this, I think this is the best one Schwartz has edited)
"Like Cat's Eyes"
"Maybe You Will Remember"
"The Red Spot"
The newest edition has art by Brett Helquist, which is pretty spooky but just makes me appreciate Stephen Gammell's art. Which was nightmare-inducing, surreal, and I loved it all. I guess I'll just have to keep both editions.
My absolute favorite collection of scary stories. I first got this book from a 4th grade, Scholastic, book order. The stories used to, and still, scare the life out of me. They are a permanent part of my library For that, I love them. Also the illustrator haunts us with amazing penciled drawings, that in and of themselves, is deathly frightening.
Recommended for the young 'uns because that's the kind of time you need to absorb this book. It'll stay with you in both good and bad ways.
Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence
Banned Books 2008
Reasons: occult/satanism, religious viewpoint, and violence
Banned Books 2006
Reasons: insensitivity, occult/Satanism, unsuited to age group, and violence
-Tailypo (spelled right? I listened to the recording. Oh God it scared the shit out of me!)
The illustrations were scarier than the tales, in my opinion, but overall it was an interesting compilation. We've also read Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.