Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

By Chris Priestley; David Roberts (Illustrator)
(Bloomsbury USA Childrens, Hardcover, 9781599901183, 192pp.)

Publication Date: September 18, 2007

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

This spine-tingling, thrill-packed novel has more than enough fear-factor for the most ardent fan of scary stories. Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house, but regular visits from his nephew, Edward, give him the opportunity to recount some of the most frightening stories he knows. As each tale unfolds, it becomes clear that something sinister is in the air. From the account of a curious boy who intrudes on Old Mother Tallow's garden to a shy girl's ghostly encounter during an innocent game of hide and seek, a pattern emerges of young lives gone awry in the most terrifying of ways. Young Edward begins to wonder just how Uncle Montague knows all these ghastly tales, and ultimately discovers that his mysterious uncle's life has a darker side than he ever imagined. This cleverly wrought collection of stories-within-a-story by Chris Priestly is perfectly matched in darkly witty illustrations by David Roberts.




About the Author

CHRIS PRIESTLEY is both a writer and an illustrator. He has published several works of fiction and nonfiction for young readers. He lives with his family in Norfolk, England.
 
DAVID ROBERTS is the illustrator of A House Called Awful End and the other books in the popular Eddie Dickens Trilogy as well as the author-illustrator of the picture book Dirty Bertie. Mr. Roberts was runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award for children's illustration. He lives in London, England.

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