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Spooky New England : tales of hauntings, strange happenings, and other local lore

Author: S E Schlosser
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of unnerving tales of events that happened--and still do happen--in the collective back yard of the New England states. Accompanied by evocative illustrations, these retellings of 30 popular folktales feature supernatural occurrences and ghosts of all sorts, from seaweed-strewn sailors to black-eyed dancing maidens. Whether read around the fire on a dark and stormy night or in the backseat of the family  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S E Schlosser
ISBN: 0762728728 9780762728725
OCLC Number: 52429723
Description: viii, 197 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Ghost stories. The telltale seaweed : Provincetown, Massachusetts ; The Lady in Black : Georges Island, Massachusetts ; The blue rock : Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts ; The voyage of the Palatine : Block Island, Rhode Island ; The ghost of Elvira Blood : Black Rock Harbor. Connecticut ; The watcher of the Isles of Shoals : Star Island, New Hampshire, and Appledore, Maine ; The ghosts of Georges Bank : Gloucester, Massachusetts ; Ocean-born Mary : Henniker, New Hampshire ; The wraith in the storm : Boston, Massachusetts ; Emily's bridge : Stowe, Vermont --
pt. 2: The powers of darkness. The black dog of Hanging Hills : Meriden, Connecticut ; Old Trickey : Kittery, Maine ; The fatal glass eye : Salem, Massachusetts ; The man who could send rats : New Hampshire ; The Devil's Hole : Woonsocket, Rhode Island ; Tom Dunn's dance : Woburn, Massachusetts ; Old Betty Booker : Kittery, Maine ; The Devil and Jonathan Moulton : Hampton, New Hampshire ; The loup-garou : Woonsocket, Rhode Island ; Captain Paddock and Crookjaw : Yarmouth, Massachusetts --
pt. 3: Invisible wonders. The man who made weather : Hallowell, Maine ; The white deer : Lake Onota, Massachusetts ; At the sign of the Sir Charles : somewhere in New England ... ; The image of Saint Francis : Swanton, Vermont ; The whaling boat in the sky : Orleans, Massachusetts ; The bridge : Montpelier, Vermont ; Mary's flower : Provincetown, Massachusetts ; The dancing mortar : Block Island, Rhode Island ; The witch-sheep : Narragansett, Rhode Island ; The frogs of Windham : Windham, Connecticut.
Responsibility: retold by S.E. Schlosser ; illustrated by Paul G. Hoffman.
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