Whisper in the Dark (Hardcover)

By Joseph Bruchac, Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780060580872, 192pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2005



Every monster can be overcome if you know the right way to go about it.

Maddy has always loved scary stories, especially the spooky legends of her Native American ancestors. But that was before she heard about the Whisperer in the Dark, the most frightening legend of all. Now there's an icy voice at the other end of the phone and a chilling message left on Maddy's door. Suddenly this ancient tale is becoming just a bit too real. Once, twice, three times he's called out to her. Where will she be when he finally calls her name?

Praise For Whisper in the Dark

“Bruchac interweaves suspense with Indian folklore effortlessly.”

“This fast-paced, macabre novel is perfect for reluctant readers.”
-School Library Journal

“Paritcularly admirable in this short, fast read is Bruchac’s skill in using historical information to increase the suspense and round out the characters in this very scary story...chillingly effective.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books