Diane Goode's Book of Scary Stories and Songs (Picture Puffins)

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9780140564327: Diane Goode's Book of Scary Stories and Songs (Picture Puffins)

This brightly illustrated Halloween book offers young readers a collection of spooky poems, stories, and songs from around the world. Reprint.

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Grade 1-4-An appealing collection of 18 stories, poems, and songs that are mildly frightening, funny, and sometimes weird-just what is requested every Halloween. Among the offerings are traditional selections such as "The Conjure Wives," "Mr. Miacca," and "The Green Ribbon"; lesser-known folktales such as "The Man Who Was Afraid of Nothing" (Native American), "The Mermaid" (African American) and "The Goblins at the Bathhouse" (Estonian); and a rousing dose of creepy verse and songs, including "The Worms Crawl In" and Myra Cohn Livingston's "House at the Corner." Goode's full-color delightfully gruesome illustrations are scattered throughout the volume like ghosts in a haunted house. Cleverly composed, they feature animated facial expressions, pointed noses and chins, bulging eyes, and clawing hands. A fine addition for storytellers, teachers, and young patrons who want a book that's "really scary, but not too scary."-Beth Tegart, Oneida City Schools, NY
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

A seasoned collector of tales, Goode ( Diane Goode's American Christmas ; Diane Goode's Book of Silly Stories & Songs ) offers another worthwhile volume--even if its selections don't qualify as truly "scary." Goode's impressive art contains some shadows and a detached eyeball or two--and depicts creatures somewhat more menacing than those found in Marc Brown's Scared Silly! (reviewed below). The stories, however, are rather tame, and the book will be appreciated more for its rich multicultural flavor than for its fright value. Longer and more sophisticated than the entries Brown gathers, Goode's tales draw on Native American, African American, English, Estonian and Italian folklore traditions. A smattering of poems and songs (including the perennial favorite, "The Worms Crawl In," guaranteed to make anyone squirm) round out this rousing collection. All ages.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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