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Between these pages you'll encounter ghosts, witches, demons, evil eyes, giants, monsters, talking heads and other beasties from near and far, Japan to Iceland, Eastern Europe to Mexico. The sources for the tales are listed at the back of the book. Many of them come from respected regional and national archives.
Even so, the stories vary in their effectiveness and "scare factor." Some don't rise much above the level of urban legends passed around on the Internet. Others, like the title story, are true folk tales, with obvious staying power.
The stories are short, just five-six pages each. Several of them are illustrated with pencil drawings, which are moody, if not exactly scary.
Older elementary and middle school students will get a kick out of scaring themselves silly with these horror stories.
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