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Trapdoors, coffins, strange voices and haunting laughter - these are just a few of the extraordinary sights and sounds you'll encounter in this new collection of deliciously scary tales. Featuring more than twenty of the world's best storytellers, Chills and Thrills is sure to appeal to all those who enjoy nothing more than exciting, spine-tingling stories. You'll find scary classics such as "The Body Snatcher" by Robert Louis Stevenson. You'll enjoy a retelling of Hansel and Gretel from the witch's point of view. You'll discover new tales of horror such as "Beginning with Ears". And you won't easily forget the mesmerizing poetry in "The Ballad of Blasphemous Bill" by Robert William Service or the bizarre spells and charms uttered by the witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth.
For mythology and adventure, join Perseus on his dangerous quest in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Gorgon's Head." For a chilling story of beauty and mystery, read about a man who is haunted his whole life by the vision of a green door that leads to an enchanting garden in "The Door in the Wall" by H.G. Wells. You'll find humour, too, in stories such as Stephen Leacock's " 'Q.' A psychic pstory of the psupernatural."
With strikingly beautiful illustrations by Bill Slavin and Vesna Krstanovich, Chills and Thrills is sure to be treasured by young readers everywhere.
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"Double, double, toil and trouble/Fire burn and cauldon bubble." What is more chilling and thrilling than witches, goblins, ghosts, and monsters? Darkness and danger, perhaps? Strange sounds and inexplicable events?
In this collection of frightening and mysterious tales, your imagination will be truly haunted. Suspense and horror mingle in a manner sure to send shivers along the stiffest backbone. The titles alone - "The Body Snatcher" and "Beginning With the Ears" - are enough to rekindle the imagination and inspire delicious feelings of apprehension and dread.
Watch with breathless horror as Frankenstein's monster first opens his watery yellow eyes; communicate with strange beings from another world; meet a witch who enjoys nothing more than eating the people who come to live with her; enter a manor house that is haunted by a ghost; then travel to the Arctic to see a frozen, grinning corpse you look straight in the eye. Or, if you're in a mood for something just a little less scary, read about a world of shadows in which love eventually conquers all.
These fascinating stories are told by some of the world's most acclaimed storytellers: William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, The Brothers Grimm, Mary Shelley, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and H.G. Wells. Each storyteller reveals a rare, imaginative vision.
Travel through the open doors, empty rooms, and strange passageways of this book and an extraordinary world will be revealed to you. You'll want to read these spellbinding, awe-inspiring stories and poems over and over.
- Priscilla Hawthorne, EditorAbout the Author:
Priscilla Hawthorne, the editor of this collection, was born in England, where she studied folklore and mythology as well as children's literature before becoming a librarian. She now lives in Cochrane, Ontario.
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Book Description Key Porter Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Hard back book New with jacket [purple ]. Seller Inventory # 051215026
Book Description Key Porter Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. 000-055: Oversized Hardcover with Dustjacket. 270 pages. No Defects. A New, Unread Book. A beautiful, square, tight copy with clean, unmarked pages. Jacket has tiny wear and a few tiny wrinkles around edges from store shelf. Gift Quality. Anthology of 24 frightening and mysterious short stories. Edited by Priscilla Hawthorne with Color Cover and Interior Illustrations by Bill Slavin and Vesna Krstanovich. 6 5 4 3 2 1 First Edition, First Printing 2001. Published by Key Porter Books Limited, Canada. Seller Inventory # 21874
Book Description Key Porter Books, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1552633802
Book Description Key Porter Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1552633802