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When The Lights Go Out: Twenty Scary Tales To Tell

When The Lights Go Out: Twenty Scary Tales To Tell

Author: Margaret Read MacDonald
Illustrator: Roxane Murphy

Some very scary, some quite mild, some really gross. All easy-to-tell. Includes: “Little Buttercup” (Norway); “Wee Little Tyke” (England); “Looking for Home” (England); “Wicked John and the Devil”(Appalachian); “The Great Red Cat”(Scotland); “The Wizard Clip” (West Virginia); “The Tinker and the Ghost”(Spain); “The Conjure Wives”(Appalachia); “Sop Doll”(Appalachia); “The Hobyahs” (Australia); “Old Ben” (Appalachia); “Sam’l” (England); “Cat with the Beckoning Paw”(Japan); “Totanguak”(Eskimo); “Red Silk Handkerchief” (England); “Strange Visitor”(England); “Who Lives in the Skull?” (Russia); “Let’s Go on a Ghost Hunt” (American); “Tale of a Black Cat” (American); “Witches’ Brew” (US).

Type Year Publisher Price Length   ISBN
Paperback  2004  Tokyo: Amu Shobu, Publisher Inc.       
Hardcover  1988  H. W. Wilson Company  $55.00  176 pp  0-8242-0770-X 
Paperback  1988  H. W. Wilson Company  $40.00  176 pp  0-8242-0823-4 

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"Children will find these stories easy to learn and read aloud. I predict that those alleged non-readers will read these with relish"  ...Emergency Librarian

"20 entertaining folktales that will absorb and chill primary and preschool audiences. ...Selections will be especially useful around Haloween can be used year round. "  ...Booklist, Oct 1, 1988

"May help beginning tellers find the confidence to get started."  ...School Library Journa, August 1989


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