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Philippine Fright: 13 Scary Stories

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Thirteen spine-tingling tales full of mischief-makers, monsters, and flesh eaters guaranteed to make your flesh crawl! Meet, if you dare, the sinister aswang, the smoke belching kapre, the lovesick tikbalang, the sharp-clawed tianak, the balete that refused to die, plus many more unearthly spooks. Includes three hair-raising experiments you can try out on your friends!

104 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 1996

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Marivi Soliven Blanco

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Marivi Soliven is a Filipina author based in America where she works as an interpreter. Her background as a writer includes having taught creative writing at the University of the Philippines, the Ayala Museum, and the University of California in San Diego. The Mango Bride has earned her a Hedgebrook writing residency last August 2012, and in 2011, garnered the Grand Prize for the Novel in English at the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. Soliven has authored other works, namely Suddenly Stateside and Spooky Mo.

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February 13, 2019
Great stories for kids. I think if I'd read this around the same time that I read the "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" books, I'd have probably spent the next six months to ten years sleeping with the closet fully closed.
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May 28, 2016
I bought this book as a gift to my horror-loving cousin, and read this just to pass time.. most of the stories were familiar, but still scary as you remember it. i'd say if you haven't watched too much shake, rattle and roll, this book will scare you witless. so kids, read this during the day and when you're with a friend!
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July 14, 2020
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I read this for my around the world challenge and it was super fun. Some of the creatures from Philippine folklore are hilarious. There’s something called a Tianak which is a dwarf that lies under a tree and pretends to be a baby so someone will pick it up but then it just turns into a wrinkly old man.
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