Alvin Schwartz


Born
in Princeton, New Jersey, The United States
April 25, 1927

Died
March 14, 1992

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Alvin Schwartz was the author of more than fifty books dedicated to and dealing with topics such as folklore and word play, many of which were intended for young readers. He is often confused with another Alvin Schwartz, who wrote Superman and Batman daily comics strips and a novel titled The Blowtop.

Average rating: 4.11 · 91,941 ratings · 5,086 reviews · 56 distinct worksSimilar authors
Scary Stories to Tell in th...

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4.06 avg rating — 53,289 ratings — published 1981 — 47 editions
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More Tales to Chill Your Bo...

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4.19 avg rating — 12,851 ratings — published 1991 — 31 editions
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More Scary Stories to Tell ...

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4.12 avg rating — 13,857 ratings — published 1984 — 33 editions
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Scary Stories Treasury

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4.35 avg rating — 7,342 ratings — published 1981 — 33 editions
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In a Dark, Dark Room and Ot...

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4.27 avg rating — 3,557 ratings — published 1984 — 20 editions
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Ghosts! Ghostly Tales from ...

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3.80 avg rating — 266 ratings — published 1991 — 9 editions
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There Is a Carrot in My Ear...

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3.84 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 1982 — 11 editions
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Cross Your Fingers, Spit in...

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Whoppers: Tall Tales and Ot...

3.65 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 1975 — 5 editions
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And the Green Grass Grew Al...

3.63 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1992 — 5 editions
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“The night Ted died, Sam said he looked just like the skeleton.”
Alvin Schwartz, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

“But his widow never did get married again. Aaron had seen to that.”
Alvin Schwartz, Scary Stories Complete Set: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Scary Stories 3

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