Ghost Stories from the American South by W. K. McneilGhost Stories from the American South by W. K. Mcneil

Ghost Stories from the American South

EditorW. K. Mcneil

Paperback | December 19, 2005

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This volume of supernatural narratives is, unlike most such volumes available today, taken from the folk tradition of the southern United Stated. A majority of the texts were collected in the last twenty-five years, although the tales are set in time periods ranging from the Revolutionary War to the present. Most of the items given here have never appeared in print before; in all cases, they have been maintained by oral tradition. Among the 100 tales in this book - drawn from Tidewater Virginia to the Lone Star State - you can read about the face on the window of the Carrollton, Alabama courthouse, the Tex-Mex widower who was haunted by the ghost of his first wife until he paid the grocery bill, the Headless Gownsman at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and much more! These scary stories about haunted houses, banshees and graveyards are perfect for Halloween or a late night scare. More importantly, readers will learn about courage and resourcefulness.
W.K. McNeil Bio: W.K. McNeil was born William Kinneth McNeil in Haywood County, North Carolina, in the Appalachian Mountain region. He received his B.A. in history at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, his M.A. in history from Oklahoma State University, an M.A. in American folk culture from the Cooperstown Graduate Pro...
Title:Ghost Stories from the American SouthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.6 × 5.43 × 0.43 inPublished:December 19, 2005Publisher:August House

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0935304843

ISBN - 13:9780935304848

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 9


From Our Editors

"I think scary stories are important in helping people deal with fear. By experiencing fear in a story where we can control what is happening, we gain skill and experience in dealing with fear in situations we can't control". -- Storyteller and Teacher, Roberta Simpson Brown"Parents are sometimes concerned that violence or gore in scary stories will be bad for children. This is not so: they provide hope through happy endings, and offer the child both positive and negative examples of behavior. With their imaginary violence, scary stories teach moral principles, good social behavior, courage, heroism, and hope". -- Storytellers and Teachers, Richard and Judy Young100 supernatural tales drawn from all parts of the South"Good material for regional and folklore collections and for those who may or may not believe in ghosts but relish macabre tales, told with the chill of the matter-of-fact". -- School Library Journal"These are nuggets, as short as a paragraph, no longer than a page or two, that can scare the paisley right off your pants". -- San Francisco