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Short & shivery : thirty chilling tales

Author: Robert D San Souci; Katherine Coville
Publisher: New York : A Doubleday Book for Young Readers, [1987] ©1987
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of thirty short and spooky tales from the folklore of Russia, Virginia, Ireland, Canada, and other areas of the world.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D San Souci; Katherine Coville
ISBN: 038523886X 9780385238861 0385264267 9780385264266
OCLC Number: 14718197
Description: xv, 175 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Robber bridegroom (adapted form the Brothers Grimm) --
Jack Frost (from a Russian folktale) --
Waterfall of ghosts (from the Japanese writings of Lafcadio Hearn) --
Ghost's cap (from a Russian folktale) --
Witch cat (folklore of the United States- Virginia) --
Green mist (a legend from Lincolnshire, England) --
Cegua (a folktale from Costa Rica) --
Ghostly little girl (United States- California) --
Midnight mass of the dead (a Norse folktale) --
Tailypo (United States- West Virginia) --
Lady Eleanor's mantle (from a tale by Nathaniel Hawthorne) --
Soldier and the Vampire (a Russian folktale) --
Skeleton's Dance (a folktale from Japan) --
Scared to death (United States- South Carolina) --
Swallowed alive (a British folktale) --
Deacon's ghost (a folktale from Ireland) --
Nuckelavee (a folktale from the Orkney Islands) --
Adventure of the German student (from a tale by Washington Irving) --
Bill Mosby's night ride (United States- New England) --
Hunter in the Haunted Forest (a Native American legend) --
Brother and sister (retold from an African folktale) --
Lovers of the dismal swamp (United States- Virginia) --
Boneless (based on the folklore of the Shetland Islands) --
Death waltz (United States- New Mexico) --
Ghost of Misery Hill (United States- California) --
Loup-Garou (Werewolf) (from French Canadian folklore) --
Golem (based on Jewish folklore) --
Lavender (United States) --
Goblin spider (a Japanese legend) --
Halloween pony (from a French folktale).
Other Titles: Short and shivery.
Responsibility: retold by Robert D. San Souci ; illustrated by Katherine Coville.

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A collection of thirty short and spooky tales from the folklore of Russia, Virginia, Ireland, Canada, and other areas of the world.

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