In A Dark, Dark Room And Other Scary Stories by Alvin SchwartzIn A Dark, Dark Room And Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz

In A Dark, Dark Room And Other Scary Stories

byAlvin Schwartz

Paperback | October 2, 1985

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Shivering skeletons, ghostly pirates, chattering corpses, and haunted graveyards...all to chill your bones! Share these seven spine-tingling stories in a dark, dark room.

Alvin Schwartz is known for his more than two dozen books of folklore for young readers that explore everything from wordplay and humor to tales and legends of all kinds. Don't miss his other Scary Stories collections, including More Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3.
Title:In A Dark, Dark Room And Other Scary StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.19 inPublished:October 2, 1985Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064440907

ISBN - 13:9780064440905

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from hair-raising My daughter finds the stories both scary and enjoyable. A book to go back to again and again.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Childhood Favourite (First Reviewed on GoodReads) I remember loving this book as a kid and it's pretty awesome 18 years later. All the stories are pretty fun with some old ones you may know already and some new ones(The Girl with the Green Ribbon is still my favourite.). I feel it would best be read outloud and around Halloween to get the real creep factor in full effect. I only give it four stars because I wish it was longer and the two stories were pretty throwaway.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nostalgic! Simply a wonderful classic. I remember in elementary when my teacher read this on a Halloween day and it just stuck with me growing up. This book would randomly pop into my head, so I decided to search for it and found it! I ordered a copy so I could pass on Alvin Schwartz legacy, what an amazing author. I can't wait to read this to my nephews, i'm sure they will love it as much as I did!
Date published: 2016-02-13

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"Now all second graders have their own collection of spooky stories--seven traditional tales retold in simple language. . . . The colorfully dark illustrations add a comic touch. Not a ghost of a chance of keeping this one on the shelves".--School Library Journal. Three-color illustrations. ALA Notable Children's Book