Haunted Houses (Are You Scared Yet?) (Paperback)

By Robert D. San Souci, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator), Antoine Revoy (Illustrator)

Square Fish, 9780312551360, 276pp.

Publication Date: July 17, 2012



Scare-master Robert San Souci serves up ten chilling tales about untraditional haunted houses: a mansion full of pirate treasure, a ghost trapped in a mysterious dollhouse, a boy whose vacation house comes complete with people-eating spiders, and many more. But beware because not all of the protagonists in these stories get out alive.

About the Author

Robert San Souci is the award-winning author of many picture books based on folk tales from around the world, including "The Talking Eggs, Kate Shelley, Haunted Houses," and the bestselling "Short & Shivery" series. A native Californian, he lived in San Francisco.

Praise For Haunted Houses (Are You Scared Yet?)

“Outright skinpricklers . . . Offer this to those who already know San Souci’s work or who want follow-ups for Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series, should it somehow stay on the shelf long enough to want company.”—Booklist

“Well-paced and satisfyingly startling . . . this book won’t stay on the shelves for long. Murphy and Revoy’s black-and-white illustrations heighten the fright factor, making San Souci’s collection even more riveting.”—School Library Journal

“These original tales are not for the fainthearted: Many of the stories’ protagonists end their tales dead—or worse. By turns poignant and downright scary, this is a solid addition for stouthearted middle-grade readers.”—Kirkus Reviews