Scary Stories Treasury (Scary Stories #1-3)
Schwartz's three best-selling collections of scary folklore -- Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Scary Stories 3 -- are made available in one book, each one in its complete form.
"A wonderful collection of tales that range from creepy to silly to haunting. ...Gammell's drawings add just the right touch..." -- John Scies...more
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Seriously, pretend you're a ten year old girl for a second and just look at these.
Now an adult, I went in search ...more
I found the Treasury edition on sale while waiting for the DC to NY bus, and I had to have it. I've pulled it out at several black outs since then to scare my foreign national room mates who recognize some of the stories from versions in their home countries. And yes, they can still be scary to twenty ...more
I have to admit, reading through the stories now, that even as a kid these must ...more
Book 2: 2 stars
Book 3: 3.5 stars
This was a nice trip down memory lane (I mean, as "nice" as scary stories go). I remember reading many of these stories when I was much younger, and coming back to read them all was such a treat. This illustrations are just as ghoulish, dark, sinister and macabre as I remember, and the stories equally so (although, of course, some are better than others).
I should mention that I wasn't at all frightened by any of these, seeing as how they were market ...more
Sadly, I was told that these books were also removed from libraries because of the “offending” artwork that is portrayed by Mr. Stephen Gammell. However, that hardly ...more
My sister told me this story when I was young, but with alterations. For instance, the toe wasn't eaten on purpose, it was mistaken for a black eyed pea and then the unsuspecting kid ate the black eyed pea-toe and set in motion a scary monster/zombie coming to get revenge for the eaten toe.
Then of course, she convinced me th ...more
“That’s an old superstition,” the doctor said. “But people like us don’t believe in that sort of thing, do we?”
The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series, by Alvin Schwartz, were a staple of children’s literature during the 1980s and 90s. Compared to the tame adventure tales and cheesy romances of the other books offered by our school library, ...more
I was terrified. Growing up, I read bible stories, and about the scariest part in those was when the missionaries were in the jungle of India and a panther attacked the locals (I felt more sorry for the pa ...more