Everybody loves a scary story, and nobody more than kids, but these tales—collected from kids themselves—are particular favorites. These are the traditional scary stories kids tell most often and most often ask to be told.
Children love to hear how Wylie outwitted the terrible Hairy Man, and how Skunnee Wundee and an unexpected friend got the best of the fierce Stone Giant. Here are shivery stories of vengeful ghosts, spooky stories of witches and spirits, and giggly stories that turn fear into ....
fun. As the authors put it, "Scary stories help children face fear and master it, by portraying the elements of conflict in clear, good-versus-evil terms, with good triumphant in the end. This appeals to the strong moral sense of children."
Symbols preceding each story indicate for which ages the story is most appropriate. The stories in this multicultural collection come from the Ozark Mountains and the desert Southwest, from Japan and Hawaii, from Native American, Yiddish, and Laotian legends. Includes illustrations, collection notes, pronunciation guide, age-level guide, and afterword for parents, teachers, and librarians.
"These are a fine addition to library and school collections."