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Ghosts, specters, the dead, and the undead fill the pages of this spectacular gift book by master storyteller Jane Yolen. From the ghostly goadings of an insistent - and recently deceased - choir teacher to the most frightening prom date you never want to have, this riveting collection of poems and stories is sure to leave even the most skeptical of readers all shivers and ...more
Hardcover, 132 pages
Published September 15th 1998 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Ms.Ellis
Oct 01, 2011 Ms.Ellis rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I just checked this book out on Mrs. Wurdeman’s recommendation. I have to say I really enjoyed it. The book is a collection of ghost stories. The interesting thing is that the stories aren’t really that spooky. Even though they are about ghosts, the stories are kind of touching and sad. They are certainly not typical. I liked that.

Another thing I liked was each story was introduced by the author. Sometimes she talked about how or why she wrote it. Sometimes she talked about her inspiration for
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Christine
Nov 05, 2015 Christine marked it as partially-read
This is another one where I read the poems, but skipped the short stories. What I read so far was a little hit or miss. I would still like to return to the rest of this collection some other time.
Hannah Givens
Nothing mindblowing, but nothing unsatisfactory either.
Amy
May 14, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it
Very haunting and creative. She gave an explanation behind every story. I wish she had done that at the end of the book instead of before each story started, but it was kind of inspiring to see how you could find a story in everything.

These stories are good for even a younger audience. They were mildly creepy, but not too scary.
Dayna Smith
Feb 08, 2014 Dayna Smith rated it really liked it
A wonderful collection of ghost stories and ghostly poems that are charming and creepy at the same time. The illustrations by David Wilqus are magnificent as well. Young readers will thoroughly enjoy these stories, either read aloud or read on their own.
Terri
A collection of ghost stories and poems. Each one interesting and some really unexpected and great twists. Really enjoyed
Mary Ann
Dec 04, 2012 Mary Ann rated it liked it
Shelves: elementary, ya, tween
One of the most enjoyable parts of this volume was Mrs. Yolen's comments about her writing process.
Karen
Feb 10, 2013 Karen rated it liked it
A group of short stories, it took one day to read, very enjoyable reading.
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Jane Yolen is a novelist, poet, fantasist, journalist, songwriter, storyteller, folklorist, and children’s book author who has written more than three hundred books. Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Awards, the Kerlan Award, two Christopher Awards, and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in Massachuset ...more
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