Scary Stories Treasury
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 Sci...more
These books are filled with short stories written down by the great Alvin Schwartz. These stories are comprised of myths, folklore and urban legends from all over the world. But beware dear reader, these stories may be too scary for you! 😱
Wonderfully written sets of little tales of horror. These stories were a beloved part of my childhood. I can still remember my friends and I staying up late at night sitting in a circle with a flashlight and these books and taking turns reading ou ...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
What's really neat about this series is how each book has sort of its own 'character', it even shows in the iconic illustrations as well.
The original book is a mix of quirky ghost stories and American folklore, which like most folklore has ...more
For you may be the next to die..."
This book still holds up, I love it just as much now as I did when I first read it as a kid! The Hearse Song is a classic as well as High Beams, The Hook, The Babysitter, & love a good vanishing hitchhiker story. All of creepy folklores greatest hits combined into a great collection! ...more
The illustrations are horrifying and perfect. Beautiful really. There should be an award.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - 5 stars
This one was a favorite from my childhood so it was nostalgic to revisit all of the stories again.
Cold as Clay
Room for One More
Wait Till Martin Comes
The Girl Who Stood on Graves
Finally, all of the stories in the "AAAAAAAAAAAH!" section are perfect for telling spooky stories. Love the instructions included with each story to help yo ...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
Honestly though, even when I first read the books in elementary/early middle school; it wasn’t really the stories that bothered me [except the ‘Red Spot’/spider-eggs-in-face story] - it’s the art by Stephen Gammel. That’s what ultimately stuck in my head after all this time, because even know some of the more macabre and surreal art provided for ...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
I get nostalgic when I think of this series, which I was first introduced to w ...more
This was an ok collection of scary stories. The stories themselves were a lot more child friendly than I was expecting but the illustrations are what really boosted the rating for me.
Most of the stories followed the same formula, man/woman sees some supernatural entity and then they disappear never to be seen or heard from again. Or man meets woman, gives her something, man discovers woman is actually dead and her ghost is wearing whatever he gave her.The best stories are the ones that didn' ...more
Opted to reflect where it hit me now instead of nostalgia. It is very fun and engaging, and I honestly did not recall the detailed notes and bibliography (because I probably ignored them as a child). The illustrations continue to be my favorite part about this collection.
The edition that I got is the 1981 edition. It has all three books combined into one. Mostly are short urban legends and folklore. Honestly, for me, these stories are not that ...more
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