[Reading More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark] DOC ☆ Alvin Schwartz
Econd book in the seri I didn t like this book as much as the first one I found the stories dull and the narration uninteresting However there were a couple of them which I really liked and I also think that it might be due to me reading this book for the first time as an adult whereas the first one was a childhood memory I still admire the work of collection and study of folk tales and urban legends that stays behind it so I am definitely checking out number three After all this series is a classic This second volume of scary stories compiledadapted from folklore and legend is significantly scarier and adult than the previous volume I was going to include my list of favorites when I realized I loved every story in here except one or two which were still goodWhat I love most is that Schwartz takes time at the end to explain his sources for the legend and offer supplemental reading suggestions for those interested The list of books include many from academia What people don t realize about Scary Stories is that it s an extremely scholarly project It doesn t surprise me at all that took a
full 3 years between volume 1 and 2 because of the massive research involved It took another 7 years before 3 years between volume 1 and 2 because of the massive research involved It took another 7 years before third book was released and of course there hasn t been any collections since Schwartz deserves much praise for his dedication to folklore and attention to uality The slim volumes of
utmost uality serves the vision much better than a mediocre thick collection which is unfortunately the structure of competing uality serves the vision much better than a mediocre thick collection which is unfortunately the structure of competing Combined of course with Gammell s iconic illustrations there s not a finer book of campfire tales yet While the first collection has some true classics I think I prefer volume 2 because of the way it raises the scares a notchOn to volume 3 35 stars Stories I liked most The bed at the window The bride The drum The dead man s hand The little black dog I took a little trip down memory lane with this one I remember reading this as a kid and trying to scare my brothers and sisters with Clinkity Clink then laughing like it was the funniest thing in the world when they all umped at the end Of course all these stories were a bit spookier when I was younger As an adult I didn t find any of the stories to be all that scary however there were several that were still uite interesting I also like that the author included a section at the end telling where the inspiration for each story came from This book is featured on Halloween Reads for Children s another scary story collection that s perfect for this time of year Some of these are downright horrifying but so much funA few of our favorites are Something was Wrong The Cat s Paw Ba Rooom which includes the simple sheet music we enjoy playing on the piano Wonderful Sausage and One Sunday MorningOne of my favorite sections in the book contains the sources which explain the tales adaptations retellings and even different variations Some even have a little history with them which explains where these tales were heard and when The illustrations by Stephen Gammell are perfect and never disappoint. Gruesome conseuences and initiations go awryStephen Gammell's splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of than two dozen scary stories and even a scary song all ust right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark If You Dare. 45 stars SCARY STORIES PART TWO After
reading the first book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark I ust had to read up the first book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark I ust had to read up the seuel More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark which is also written by Alvin Schwartz along with illustrations by Stephen Gammell More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a continuation of the first book and we are introduced to spine tingling tales from this fantastic series as you will definitely be sitting on the edge of your seats after you read this collection of scary storiesJust like the first book this book basically contains a collection of scary stories to tell in the dark and they include One Sunday Morning A young woman named Ida decided to go to church on Sunday morning and when she made it to the church she started to realize that the people at the church were not normal as she saw one of her friends Josephine Kerr attend the service even though she died a month ago The Little Black Dog Billy Mansfield was fighting a man named Silas Burton who was an enemy of his family and when Billy knocked Silas off his horse he ended up killing Silas along with
His Black Dog When black dog when dog started barking at Billy Unfortunately after that incident Billy starts noticing a strange black dog following him around The Bride A minister s daughter ust got married and after the wedding ceremony she decided to play hide and seek and she hid inside a trunk in the attic Unfortunately the lid of the trunk dropped on the daughter and locked her inside the trunk and everyone at the wedding ceremony did not even know that she is missingOnce again I was blown away by this collection of scary stories from the creative retellings of Alvin Schwartz Alvin Schwartz has done a brilliant The Red Hat Society Cookbook job at retelling these ancient scary folktales as each story isust as creepy and intense as the last story and the twist endings are enough to make you scream I loved the way that Alvin Schwartz provided an eerie atmosphere to each story as it makes the audience feel scare for the characters and the supernatural activities that surround them and it really brought out the creativity of this book I also loved the fact that Alvin Schwartz took the time to research the various folktales dealing with horror and I loved the fact that Alvin Schwartz provided a bibliography section at the end of the book so that way you would be able to go back and check the original sources of these tales I enjoyed most of the stories in this collection but my most favorite stories would have to be The Bride The Little Black Dog One Sunday Morning Wonderful Sausage and The Cat in a Shopping Bag Stephen Gammell s illustrations are as usual eerily and brilliantly done as the artwork is truly frightening to look at and the black and white colorings of the illustrations really bring out the creepy feel to the stories There is much creepy imagery in this book but probably the scariest image in this book was of the skeletal bride in The Bride Just like the first book this book might be too scary for small children since there are stories about characters being killed and haunted by superna. All those who enjoyed shuddering their way through Alvin Schwartz's first volume of Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark will find a satisfyingly spooky seuel in this new collection of the macabre the funny and the fantasticIs it possible to die and .
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Tural forces Also what always made This Series So Scary For series so scary for children is the fact that the illustrations are truly scary and small children might not be able to get through this book because of the scary illustration As for why I took off half a point from the rating I felt that this book was using the same structure that was used in the first book such as in stories like Cemetery Soup where the character
always steal something from the dead and something haunts them atsteal something from the dead and something haunts them at endOverall More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is No Way Home just another addition to your Horror Books for Children shelf that youust got to check out I would recommend this book to children ages eight and up since the often spooky content in this book is too scary for small childrenReview is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog Love love love the illustrations Haunting and creepy mixed with gorgeous Another collection of spooky tales Scary Stories 2 is not uite as good as the original but I love it anyway I really only remembered a few stories from this one so most of the stories were new to me this go aroundThis is a very beloved book from my chil When I was a child I used to love reading Alvin Schwartz s scary story books There was nothing fun than going to the library during the summer and getting my fix of creepy stories and macabre artwork by Stephen Gammell I recently picked up a copy of this book as a testament to my childhood nostalgia to see if the stories held up to the test of time I m glad to say that they did While written for children the stories definitely gave me a few chills as an adult The artwork is still ust as creepy although I m not uite as scared to look at it now The tales are based on folklore and legends so you or your children may have already heard many of them before Yet there is nothing uite like the way that Alvin Schwartz tells themThis is definitely a book I d recommend picking up for children who love scary stories or for those of us who loved these stories as a child Don t forget to read them when the sun is out and the lights are on though Otherwise you might start seeing things in every corner or hearing things in every room The Scary Stories series by Alvin Schwartz was a favorite of my oldest son when he was younger We read the stories out loud to each other and even his friends We talked about what made a story scary how to tell a great ghost story and the basics of acting and public speaking My son is now almost 30 years old and he still remembers these books Before he left to serve in the Navy he brought me used copies that matched the ones he owned as a kid As part of my personal challenge this year to read books off my own shelves and to read of what I personally enjoy I am re reading these books I m enjoying the stories and also thinking about a little boy that grew into a pretty awesome man As my son is stationed thousands of miles away in Japan and I haven t seen him in two years I can think fondly of him as I read these books that he so thoughtfully brought to me before he left home More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is the Ot know it What if a person is buried too soon What happens to a thief foolish enough to rob a corpse or to a murderer whose victim returns from the grave Read about these terrifying predicaments as well as what happens when practical okes produce.