Short & Shivery (Paperback)
Make storytime a little spookier this fall with this Halloween-themed collection of ghost stories, spooky shorts, and frightening folktales from all over the world!
“No one travels these roads after dark. Those who are found the next day, if they are still alive, will have gone mad.”
Chills and thrills to make your flesh crawl with fear! Turn the lights down low and grab your favorite reading chair. But first, you’d better check behind you. . . .
Ghosts, monsters, murders, and madmen! These thirty stories have been collected for your reading displeasure from all over the globe, and represent the world’s best scary stories and frightening folktales, featuring famous authors such as Washington Irving and the Brothers Grimm. Welcome to a chilling world of hair-raising tales!
About the Author
Robert D. San Souci is the award-winning author of many popular books for young readers, and resided in San Francisco, California. His works included the Short & Shivery books, and the quartet of picture books about Arthurian legends, Young Merlin, Young Guinevere, Young Lancelot, and Young Arthur.
"There are some delicious shivers here, with plenty of fodder for an active imagination." — School Library Journal
"Demons, vampires, skeletons, goblins, werewolves, witches, wizards, and ghosts aplenty inhabit these tales from various parts of the world." — Booklist
Today's fiction, tomorrow's reality. Normal California life turns into a war-zone when the taps are turned off and Alyssa's family is torn apart by thirst as the world dries up around her. A gripping read from start to finish that hits close to home. I read it all in one night. Recommended for strong readers ages 13+. A great book to discuss in a classroom or book club. I have never been more grateful for my water bottle next to me. - Reviewed by Jessica