Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the Scary Stories series.
I'm not sure this book needs an introduction. The title really says it all. And then those illustrations say just a little bit more and then.... BAM! Suddenly I'm 10 years old again at a sleepover with my best friends, shining flashlights down dark hallways, whispering, wide eyed, in our pillow fort. This book defined the word spooky for an entire generation. Every single kid I knew had their favorite Scary Story to Tell in the Dark. Embrace the Halloween season!
They are just stories after all... aren't they?
The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film!
This is a new edition of the complete original book. Stephen Gammell’s artwork from the original Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark appears in all its spooky glory. Read if you dare!
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a timeless collection of chillingly scary tales and legends, in which folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time.
And don't miss More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3!
About the Author
Alvin Schwartz is known for a body of work of more than two dozen books of folklore for young readers that explores everything from wordplay and humor to tales and legends of all kinds. His collections of scary stories—Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Scary Stories 3, and two I Can Read books, In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories and Ghosts!—are just one part of his matchless folklore collection.
Stephen Gammell is the illustrator of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Scary Stories 3, as well as many other books. He won the Caldecott Medal for Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman. He also earned Caldecott Honors for Where the Buffaloes Begin by Olaf Baker and The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant.