Prepare to be jolted . . . electrified . . . zapped. Here are thirteen hair-raising stories that are bound to stun and shock you.
There is great suspense in Robert Westall's "Aunt Florrie" and Larry Bograd's "The Reincarnation of Sweet Lips." Horrifying happenings occur in Annette Curtis Klause's "The Hoppins" and Patricia Windsor's "Teeth."
Ghosts abound in stories by Joan Aiken, Vivien Alcock, Elsa Marston, Jane McFann, Frances A. Miller, and Joan Lowery Nixon. For a dose of comic relief, readers will gulp with glee at Ellen Conford's "For Pete's Snake," Gary Blackwood's "Ethan Unbound," and Steven Otfinoski's "Salesman, Beware!" Read this shocking collection at your own risk.
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Grade 7-10-- While the quality of these 13 selections varies, all are unique, most are well written, and some are quite chilling. Joan Lowery Nixon's ``There's a Tomb Waiting for You'' and Annette Curtis Klause's ``The Hoppins'' anchor the collection. In Gary Blackwood's ``Ethan Unbound,'' the protagonist gets locked in the library with a librarian who is a witch . . . literally, and must summon his literary friends, such as Dracula, to save him from her torture. Patricia Windsor's ``Teeth'' is perhaps the most gruesome of the generally mild collection. Objects of fright range from typical ghosts and snakes to invisible dogs and science-fiction creatures called Oomelecks. With humor, romance, and plenty of unexplained and unusual events, Short Circuits will interest horror aficionados and lure readers who are not usually attracted to the genre. It's a nice alternative to traditional blood and gore. There's plenty here to keep teens reading . . . and looking over their shoulders. --Sharon Korbeck, Milwaukee Public Library
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Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Read, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110385307853
Book Description Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0385307853 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1059214