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The haunted house : a collection of original stories
edited by Jane Yolen and Martin H. Greenberg ; illustrated by Doron Ben-Ami.
Publisher description
New York : HarperCollins, c1995.
viii, 88 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

Annotations:

Somewhere a puppy cries / Mary K. Whittington -- The paperdoll ghost / Anna Grossnickle Hines -- Biscuits of glory / Bruce Coville -- The gourmet ghost / Janet E. Gill -- And the lights flickered / Barbara Diamond Goldin -- Night wolves / Jane Yolen -- The train room / Gary Hines.

Best Books:

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 1997 ; National Council of Teachers of English; United States
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 ; H.W. Wilson; United States
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005 ; H.W. Wilson; United States

Reading Measurement Programs:


Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 3.8
Accelerated Reader Points 1

Reviews:

Chris Sherman (Booklist, Sept. 1, 1995 (Vol. 92, No. 1))
Readers who like R. L. Stine's Goosebumps series will thoroughly enjoy Yolen and Greenberg's latest collection of original scary stories. The premise is intriguing: over the years, seven families have moved into the house at 66 Brown's End, and each time, a child has discovered a different ghost. Yolen, Bruce Coville, Barbara Goldin, Mary Whittington, Janet Gill, and Anna and Gary Hines have loaded the house from basement to attic with spirits of all sorts--from abandoned ghost puppies to an insatiable gourmet ghost. The stories are all wonderful--eerie and unsettling enough to be satisfying, but lightened with humor. A great collection for young horror fans. Category: Middle Readers. 1995, HarperCollins, $13.95. Gr. 3-6.

Kathleen Karr (Children's Literature)
This book is a collection of original stories--obviously inspired by the R.L. Stine craze-- broadly centered around children's ghostly encounters with one old house and its many owners. The quality of imagination varies considerably, but Bruce Coville's "Biscuits of Glory" is worth the price of admission. Benjie meets a disembodied Elvira Thistledown whipping up biscuits in his kitchen at midnight. Her story, and how he frees her from her curse, is full of life and delight. 1995, HarperCollins, $13.95. Ages 7 to 10.

Subjects:

Ghost stories, American.
Children's stories, American.
Ghosts--Fiction.
Haunted houses--Fiction.
Short stories.
LanguageCall NumberLCCNDewey DecimalISBN/ISSN
English (eng) PZ5 .H316 1995
94025136 [Fic]
0060244674
0060244682 (lib. bdg.)
9780060244675
9780060244682
9780060244675
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