In a creepy, creepy place and other scary stories

Author Gorog, Judith.
Language English
New York: HarperTrophy, 1997


Horn Book.

Subjects :

  • Horror tales, American
  • Short stories
  • Horror stories
  • Children's stories, American

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Reading Measurement Programs:

HarperTrophy (New York:) 1997.

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 780
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 3-5
Reading Level 5
Accelerated Reader Points 3

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Reviews :

Lauren Peterson (Booklist, January 1 & 15, 1997 (Vol. 93, No. 9 & 10))
Some youngsters may find these five offbeat stories scary, but most will just find them unusual. The first one contains the most universally scary scenario--an old house with shadows that whisper and creaky stairs that threaten. From there, the stories become progressively milder: a girl creates a giant doll that gives everyone the creeps; three boys hear rustling coming from a mailbox they pass on the way to school; a boy talks his mother into letting him buy a tarantula. In the final story, a boy left in charge of his four-year-old sister must decide whether to take advice from a wicked angel or a good one. A realistic pen-and-ink drawing heads each story, but although the artwork is nicely rendered, it doesn't increase the goose bumps factor. A chapter book for the more fainthearted child who still wants to read something in the genre. Category: Middle Readers. 1996, HarperCollins, $13.95 and $13.89. Gr. 2-4.
(PUBLISHER: HarperCollins (New York:), PUBLISHED: c1996.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: HarperTrophy, 1997

Media Type: Language Material
51 p.:
New York: HarperCollins, 1996

Media Type: Language Material
51 p.:
PZ7.G673 ([Fic])

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