When the Lights Go Out: Twenty Scary Tales to Tell

When the Lights Go Out: Twenty Scary Tales to Tell
Pages: 176
Published: September 1st 1988 by H. W. Wilson
Author: Margaret Read MacDonald
ISBN10: 082420770X
ISBN13: 9780824207700
Language English
Genre: Holiday
Goodreads Rating: 3.00

Designed primarily as a collection of scary fare for adults to tell elementary-age children, the tales may be read and some even told by children. Also contains notes on the stories.

Some very scary, some quite mild, some really gross. All easy-to-tell. Includes: “Little Buttercup” (Norway); “Wee Little Tyke” (England); “Looking for Home” (England); “Wicked John and the Devil”(Appalachian); “The Great Red Cat”(Scotland); “The Wizard Clip” (West Virginia); “The Tinker and the Ghost”(Spain); “The Conjure Wives”(Appalachia); “Sop Doll”(Appalachia); “The Hobyahs” (Australia); “Old Ben” (Appalachia); “Sam’l” (England); “Cat with the Beckoning Paw”(Japan); “Totanguak”(Eskimo); “Red Silk Handkerchief” (England); “Strange Visitor”(England); “Who Lives in the Skull?” (Russia); “Let’s Go on a Ghost Hunt” (American); “Tale of a Black Cat” (American); “Witches’ Brew” (US).

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