Behold fourteen nightmares, in which readers can-if they dare-visit an amusement park where parents bring unwanted offspring; redeem a ticket for a never-ending plane ride; or join the ghosts of dead children at a midnight playground. “Given the recent craze for anything hor-rific, this book is sure to be a hit, and ideal for classroom read-alouds or booktalks.”-School Library Journal
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Michael Stearns is a published author titles including: A Starfarer's Dozen:Stories of Things to Come, Just Another Yo-yo Contest: A Memoir & A Nightmare's Dozen.
Michael Hussar is a world renowned fine artist. He currently resides in Pasadena, CA. and enjoys Jagermeister.
Gr. 6^-9. You can never have enough bizarre, nightmarish stories to suit some readers, but when the tales are as well written as these, you certainly don't need an excuse to buy them. This companion to A Starfarer's Dozen (1995) and A Wizard's Dozen (1993) features original works by noted young-adult authors skilled at creating stories that "allow us to try scarier worlds on for size ... to consider the inconsiderable, the things we can't talk about in polite company." You won't find splatterpunk slash and gore here; just the heart-pounding, truly strange stuff of nightmares, with each tale more bizarre than the last. The stories are consistently good, but Bruce Coville's "The Japanese Mirror," Martha Soukup's "Alita in the Air," and Jane Yolen's "Bolundeers" are especially weird. Michael Hussar's eerie drawings are perfect "decorations" for this peculiarly satisfying collection. Chris Sherman
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Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110152012478
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0152012478 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0967309
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152012478