Never Kick a Ghost and Other Silly Chillers

Never Kick a Ghost and Other Silly Chillers

By Judy Sierra; Pascale Constantin (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780061435195, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2011


A pirate bride who sinks with her ship, a ghost that gets ever larger, and a big slobbery monster with long green fingers and floppy purple lips are just a few of the characters who populate this collection of silly, spooky tales collected and retold by folklorist Judy Sierra.

A compendium of bite-size stories and rhymes, Never Kick a Ghost and Other Silly Chillers is sure to prompt repeat reading and recitation among beginning readers.

About the Author
Judy Sierra is the author of many award-winning books for children including the bestsellers "Antarctic Antics", illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey; "Wild About Books", illustrated by Marc Brown; and "The Secret Science Project that Almost Ate the School", illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Sierra holds a PhD in folklore and mythology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is renowned for her retellings of traditional tales. She lives with her husband in Northern California. Visit her online at

Pascale Constantin spent several years making sculptures for the television and film industry before turning to illustration. She has illustrated children's books that have been published in both Canada and the U.S. She lives and works in Montreal.