Scary Story Reader by Richard YoungScary Story Reader by Richard Young

Scary Story Reader

byRichard Young, Judy Dockrey Young

Paperback | December 15, 2005

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Back by popular demand, these timeless, scary and spine-tingling thrillers are collected together for young readers.Collected by Richard and Judy Dockrey Young, the powerhouse couple whose scary stories showcase the height of horror, the dreadful tales within this book are organized by themes: "The Classic Urban Legends" - the most popular of the scary legends, unverified but repeated as is they were true, with contemporary settings and subject matter; "A Terror Tour of Our Nation" includes stories across, sideways, and up and down all of North America; "Jump!" stories that end with the teller yelling the final words; "Laugh Yourself to Death" to give ourselves a break of humor; and "Our Favorite Horror Tales" that highlight the fear of unnatural beings and events. Publishers Weekly wrote, "These snappy thrillers deliver the sheer shiver power that kids value most. Thanks to their brevity (only a few are longer than four pages) and the swift delivery of their delightfully creepy punch lines, these tales will hold particular appeal for reluctant readers."
Judy Dockery Young Bio: Judy was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, June 25, 1949, to a family that settled Oklahoma before statehood. The Dockreys are of Irish-American Indian extraction, and Judy's mother is a German-Scot-Irish, which gave Judy a varied heritage in a pioneering family. She attended two-room Star School in the Verdigris Ri...
Title:Scary Story ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 8.64 × 5.75 × 0.51 inPublished:December 15, 2005Publisher:August House

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0874833825

ISBN - 13:9780874833829

Appropriate for ages: 10 - 14

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Timeless favorites told by grandparents, as well as many more contemporary thrillers, will be found in this collection. Classic urban legends such as "Hook-Arm", "Last Kiss", and "Don't Look Back" lead off the collection following an informative introduction by Dr. Jan Brunvand, folklorist at the University of Utah