The Dark-Thirty

The Dark-Thirty

Southern Tales of the Supernatural

By Patricia C. McKissack; Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780679890065, 166pp.

Publication Date: January 2001

In that special half-hour of twilight the dark-thirty there are stories to be told. Mesmerizing, suspenseful, and breathtakingly original, these tales make up a heart-stopping collection of lasting value, a book not quickly forgotten.

About the Author
Patricia C. McKissack is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including "Goin' Someplace Special, " a Coretta Scott King Award
winner; "The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Let My People Go, " written with her
husband, Fredrick, and recipient of the NAACP Image Award; "The Dark-Thirty, " a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner; and "Mirandy and Brother Wind, " recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

BRIAN PINKNEY is a celebrated picture-book illustrator who has won two Caldecott Honors. His many professional tributes also include the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and three Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honors. He has collaborated with his wife, author Andrea Davis Pinkney, on several picture books including Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra and Sleeping Cutie. The Pinkneys live in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For The Dark-Thirty

"...a stellar collection..."--School Library Journal, starred review

"These original, short and ghostly stories, which come with brief historical introductions placing them in the American South, are grand for reading aloud."--The New York Times Book Review