The 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 Sciesz...more
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
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
These books lived between my mattresses, which at the time, seemed a fitting place to my nine year old self. I remember packing them ever so carefully in my Lisa Frank backpack to ...more
It is also just not scary to reread as an adult, although it was amusing ...more
These books are some of the most vivid memories I have of reading as a child, and it's really nice to be able to own such a great edition of them. Many of the stories are just as creepy as I remember them being, and even the ones that aren't very s ...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
The Scary Stories books were favorites of mine as a kid (which I think may say something about me...), and I hope they remain so for generations to come. The stories themselves, a collection of frightening folktales, are simple but entertaining. It's the artwork that stands out. The paintings in these books are remembered by adults for a reason. They are uniquely terrifying, but in an alluring way, one that makes kids want to open the book to ...more