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The dark-thirty : Southern tales of the supernatural

Author: Pat McKissack; J Brian Pinkney
Publisher: New York : Knopf, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable. With an extraordinary gift for suspense, McKissack brings us ten original spine-tingling tales inspired by African-American history and the mystery of that eerie half-hour before nightfall--the dark thirty. "The atmosphere of each selection is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Ghost stories
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McKissack, Pat, 1944-
Dark-thirty.
New York : Knopf, ©1992
(OCoLC)606294153
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat McKissack; J Brian Pinkney
ISBN: 0679818634 9780679818632 0679918639 9780679918639 0679883355 9780679883357
OCLC Number: 25246023
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 1993.
Coretta Scott King Award, author, 1993.
Description: iv, 122 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: The legend of Pin Oak --
We organized --
Justice --
The 11:59 --
The sight --
The woman in the snow --
The conjure brother --
Boo Mama --
The Gingi --
The chicken-coop monster.
Other Titles: Legend of Pin Oak.
11:59.
Sight.
Woman in the snow.
Conjure brother.
Gingi.
Chicken-coop monster.
Responsibility: Patricia C. McKissack ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney.
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A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable. With an extraordinary gift for suspense, McKissack brings us ten original spine-tingling tales inspired by African-American history and the mystery of that eerie half-hour before nightfall--the dark thirty. "The atmosphere of each selection is skillfully developed and sustained to the very end. Pinkney's stark scratchboard illustrations evoke an eerie mood, which heightens the suspense of each tale. This is a stellar collection for both public and school libraries looking for absorbing books to hook young readers. Storytellers will also find it a goldmine."

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