Number 1 bestselling writer Stephen King introduces and presents six gripping and chilling stories in this captivating anthology. Reader beware: the stories will make you think twice before cuddling up to your old soft toy, dipping your toe into the water or counting the spots on a leopard¿
A 2020 Newbery Honor Recipient! Christian McKay Heidicker draws inspiration from Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe for his debut middle-grade novel, a thrilling portrait of survival and an unforgettable tale of friendship. "Clever and harrowing." —The Wall Street Journal "Into the finest tradition of storytelling steps Christian McKay Heidicker with these highly original, bone-chilling, and ultimately heart-warming stories. All that’s needed is a blazing campfire and a delicious plate of peaches and centipedes.” —Kathi Appelt, Newbery Award honoree and National Book Award finalist The haunted season has arrived in the Antler Wood. No fox kit is safe. When Mia and Uly are separated from their litters, they discover a dangerous world full of monsters. In order to find a den to call home, they must venture through field and forest, facing unspeakable things that dwell in the darkness: a zombie who hungers for their flesh, a witch who tries to steal their skins, a ghost who hunts them through the snow . . . and other things too scary to mention. Featuring eight interconnected stories and sixteen hauntingly beautiful illustrations, Scary Stories for Young Foxes contains the kinds of adventures and thrills you love to listen to beside a campfire in the dark of night. Fans of Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Auxier, and R. L. Stine have found their next favorite book. A Booklist 2019 Editors' Choice Selection
Are you an avid fan of scary stories? Rather than frightening you, the sordid tales of gruesome deaths and ghastly ghosts fascinate and stimulate you-so you are always on a quest for terror-filled tales. Terror-filled stories are read to test one's nerves, and obviously to scare. Moreover, it's the mystery mingled with the horror that really beckons people to pick up a scary story. They can't live without satisfying their curiosity. After all, the tales with a hidden killer or a ghost's possession are weaved with an underlying depth of mystery. Scary stories can set your heart racing and scare the wits out of you. You read them for your entertainment and because you are fascinated by the terror emphasized in them. But what exactly are they? Horror stories are those tales that captivate readers via either bloodshed or supernatural beings, like ghosts or demons. Paranormal beings terrify us because they have powers that are beyond our comprehension. On the other hand, scary stories also illustrate the dark side of humans and what they are capable of doing if evil rests in their hearts. A person only gets frightened of what they actually fear, but fear is a rather broad term. Everyone is afraid of one thing or the other. The mere mention of ghosts might make you tremble, but your friends might enjoy ghost stories, and they can abide with gruesome stories of ruthless killings and lot of blood. Despite the aftereffects of these stories-nightmares, trouble going to the bathroom alone-people still can't seem to get enough of them. Readers are spurred on to continue reading by nerve-wrecking questions like why, who, how, and what will save the victims. This book contains some interestingly macabre and hair-raising short stories that will entice you and your terror-loving spirit. Horror and mystery go hand in hand to bring you short stories that will provide you with tales worth remembering. These six short stories are an interesting read, if you're looking for something scary riddled with mystery to read. What are you waiting for? Buy now
Fourteen terrifying ghost stories chosen by the master of the macabre, Roald Dahl. 'Spookiness is the real purpose of the ghost story. It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts . . .' Who better to choose the ultimate in spine-chillers than Roald Dahl, whose own sinister stories have teased and twisted the imagination of millions? Here are fourteen of his favourite ghost stories, including Sheridan Le Fanu's The Ghost of a Hand, Edith Wharton's Afterward, Cynthia Asquith's The Corner Shop and Mary Treadgold's The Telephone. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.
Ever traveled down a winding, tree-lined road at night? These six horror stories take place in those "out of the way" locations: miles off of the beaten path, not another car or house in sight. The familiar, comforting sounds of civilization are long gone, replaced only by an unnatural silence and sense of unease as you venture deep into unknown territory. Take a trip down the back roads with this collection of scary stories from Evan Camby, the author who brought you the award-winning "Walking After Midnight: Tales for Halloween." Just remember to keep your headlights on-and don't forget to check the backseat."Ghost in the Garden"-When a young nanny is hired as the sole caretaker of two young children at Weeping Gardens, a rural estate in northern Georgia, she discovers that someone, or something, lurks amongst the willows."abandoned"-A photography blogger is dared to visit Danbury House, the site of infamous unsolved murders, and she soon learns that the things she wants to capture on film...want to capture her, too."s o l i t u d e"-A novelist struggling with grief retreats to a cabin in the Hudson River Valley to complete a book and becomes locked in a battle for his sanity and his life."Honeymoon"-American newlyweds traveling through the remote moors of northern England come upon an ancient, medieval village which holds a terrifying secret."The Outdoorsman"-This story follows a young, down-on-his-luck veteran of the Iraq War on what should have been an idyllic day hunting in his favorite spot. When he comes across another hunter, things change, and he has to rely on his experiences and instincts to solve a very big, very dangerous problem."Back Roads"-After getting rejected from his dream college and breaking up with his girlfriend, Christopher drives out to a spot in the country where he passed many happy days fishing as a young boy. Soon, he realizes that the warnings his grandfather once gave him about this place were anything but a joke, and he must dig deep to find the courage to save himself.
Collection of 23 short stories--from classic horror to vampire thrillers, imitations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Raymond Chandler, a teleplay, and a non-fiction bonus, a heartfelt little piece on Little League baseball.
Fun phonics for every reader! Reading for Every Child: Phonics helps students in grade 3 develop phonics skills by concentrating on beginning and ending sounds, blends, vowel combinations, word family relationships, sentence structure, and more. Instructional strategies and stimulating, purposeful activities help teachers facilitate reading proficiency in students. This 80-page book supports Reading First and aligns with Common Core State Standards, as well as state and national standards. Reproducible pages and assessments are included.
This volume focuses on the life and times of the ‘star of the millennium’, Amitabh Bachchan, and goes on to describe his contemporaries such as Shashi Kapoor, Dharmendra and Vinod Khanna, and also the next generation of heroes, including the Khans, Govinda, Hrithik Roshan and others who have followed. Ashok Raj is a research coordinator based in New Delhi. An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, he has served as a consultant to several national and international organizations and NGOs in various spheres such as science, culture and the media. His significant work is a sixteen-part series on cinema, which was published in Screen (in 1988).