Spooky South: Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And Other Local Lore by S. E. SchlosserSpooky South: Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And Other Local Lore by S. E. Schlosser

Spooky South: Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And Other Local Lore

byS. E. SchlosserIllustratorPaul Hoffman

Paperback | July 1, 2016

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Here we have a collection of unnerving tales of events that happened--and still do happen--in the collective back yard of the Deep South states. Accompanied by evocative illustrations, these compelling retellings of 40 popular folktales feature supernatural occurrences and ghosts of all sorts, from fiddling ghosts to the story of the Jack o'Lantern. Whether read around the fire on a dark and stormy night or in the backseat of the family van on the way to Grandma's, each expertly told tale is guaranteed to make readers look at the South--and over their shoulders--again and again.
Author S.E. Schlosser has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length stories. A graduate of Houghton College, the Institute of Children's Literature, and Rutgers University, she also created and maintains AmericanFolklore.net, where she shares a wealth of stories ...
Title:Spooky South: Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And Other Local LoreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.6 × 5.62 × 0.73 inPublished:July 1, 2016Publisher:Globe Pequot PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1493019171

ISBN - 13:9781493019175

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From Chapter 10The Woman in BlackSavannah, GeorgiaSuddenly the rat sprang forward and ran straight towards us. Teddy and I jumped back in terror but the woman in black did not move. For several terrible seconds, we watched that white rat coming closer, closer. Then the woman picked up her black silk skirts and ran to meet it. The white rat sprang up into her arms and then sank right through her chest. I caught a glimpse of her face through the veil. It was all sunken-in like the face of a corpse. She laughed, a horrible high pitched sound. Then the earth seemed to open below her feet and she sank down and down.Teddy let out a shriek that was almost as terrible as the ghoul-woman's cry. He dropped his stick and started runnin' as if he'd never suffered from rheumatism a day in his life. I was right on his heels. We never stopped runnin' til we got home.After that, we always took the long way to my aunt's house and made sure we left before dark.

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Spooky New England"If you have ever felt a chill as you walked past a Vermont graveyard, or stopped by a small New Hampshire country inn for the night and knew there was something watching you, or felt an unseen hand brush against you on a mountain in Maine, you will love Spooky New England. And if you don't believe in ghosts--you will."--Michael Carlton, Editor, Yankee Magazine