Short & Shivery

Short & Shivery

Thirty Chilling Tales

By Robert D. San Souci (Retold by); Katherine Coville (Illustrator)

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440418047, 175pp.

Publication Date: September 2001

A collection of ghost stories, spooky shorts, and frightening folktales from all over the world, perfect for scary sleepovers, staying up all night, or reading alone under the covers if you dare
" No one travels these roads after dark. Those who are found the next day, if they are still alive, will have gone mad. "
Chills and thrills to make your flesh crawl with fear Turn the lights down low and grab your favorite reading chair. But first, you d better check behind you. . . .
Ghosts, monsters, murders, and madmen These thirty stories have been collected for your reading "dis"pleasure from all over the globe, and represent the world's best scary stories and frightening folktales, featuring famous authors such as Washington Irving and the Brothers Grimm. Welcome to a chilling world of hair-raising tales

About the Author
ROBERT D. SAN SOUCI is a renowned storyteller whose folktale retellings include The Talking Eggs and The Faithful Friend, both Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor Books. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Bruce Coville is the author of nearly ninety books for young readers, including the international best-seller "My Teacher Is an Alien." He has been a teacher, a toy maker, a cookware salesman, and a grave digger. In addition to his work as an author, Bruce is much in demand as a speaker and as a storyteller. He is also the founder and president of Full Cast Audio, a company dedicated to producing unabridged recordings of children's books in a full-cast format. For more information about Bruce, check out

Praise For Short & Shivery

"There are some delicious shivers here, with plenty of fodder for an active imagination." — School Library Journal

"Demons, vampires, skeletons, goblins, werewolves, witches, wizards, and ghosts aplenty inhabit these tales from various parts of the world." — Booklist