Terrifying Tales
Terrifying Tales
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Series: Guys Read Vol. 6   

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Annotation: In a collection that's perfect for scaring and sharing around a campfire, eleven masters of suspense contribute bone-chilling original ghost stories, illustrated by Gris Grimly.
Catalog Number: #5718930
Format: Paperback
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Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 2015
Edition Date: c2015
Illustrator: Grimly, Gris,
Pages: xi, 257 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-06-238557-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-06-238557-4
Dewey: Fic
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
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The latest in Scieszka's Guys Read anthologies, this collection is sure to be popular. Goosebumps aficionados will love the way the stories don't shy from offering real chills. Representing favorite authors from Dav Pilkey to Rita Williams-Garcia (as well as R. L. Stine himself), these 10 tales read quickly. "Licorice Needles," by Nikki Loftin, features a witchy neighborhood lady who uses the story's narrator as a means of revenge on children who annoy her by picking flowers in her yard or being noisy. "Mr. Shocky," by Michael Buckley, is an out-of-control imaginary friend who transfers his creepy attention to the younger brother of his original buddy when the older boy manages to almost, but not quite, forget him. Pilkey contributes a comic, and Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown's offering is illustrated with portraits of the tattoos that mysteriously appear on a murderous seaman. All in all, this is a welcome volume to put into the hands of middle-graders looking for thrills.
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Word Count: 47,072
Reading Level: 4.3
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.3 / points: 7.0 / quiz: 175993 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.8 / points:13.0 / quiz:Q66624
Lexile: 660L

Be afraid, be very afraid of Terrifying Tales, the sixth volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading.

Eleven masters of suspense—Kelly Barnhill, Michael Buckley, Adam Gidwitz, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown, Claire Legrand, Nikki Loftin, Daniel José Older, Dav Pilkey, R.L. Stine, and Rita Williams-Garcia—have come together to bring you a bone-chilling collection of original ghost stories with illustrations by Gris Grimly, perfect for sharing around the campfire, reading under the covers with a flashlight, and scaring your friends’ pants off.

Compiled and edited by kid-lit madman Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Terrifying Tales is a creepy-fun read (if you’re brave enough, that is). 

Before we begin / / by Jon Scieszka
Mr. Shocky / by Michael Buckley
Licorice needles / by Nikki Loftin
The blue-bearded bird-man / by Adam Gidwitz
Don't eat the baby / by Kelly Barnhill
My ghost story / by Dav Pilkey
Marcos at the river / by Daniel Jose Older
Coconut heads / by Rita Williams-Garcia
Manifest / by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown
Disappear! / by R.L. Stine
The mandigore / by Claire Legrand.

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