Scary Stories (Hardcover)

Scary Stories By Tony Johnston, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) Cover Image

Scary Stories (Hardcover)

By Tony Johnston, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)


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First published in 1978, this perfectly spooky picture book with illustrations by beloved and award-winning Tomie dePaola compiles four spine-tingling tales as told by little monsters.

One dark night three little things—an imp, a goblin, and a scalawag—get together to tell the scariest stories they can think of. They are brash and brave as they argue over who should go next, and each one tries to make his story the scariest. When they finish, they realize someone was listening…and that may be the scariest thing of all.
Tony Johnston is the award-winning author of more than 100 beloved children’s books. She lives with her family in San Marino, California, where she grew up.

Tomie dePaola (1934–2020) was the beloved author and/or illustrator of more than 270 books for young readers, including the children’s classic Strega Nona. He was the recipient of the Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, and the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature.” A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and spent much of his life in New London, New Hampshire. Visit his work online at
Product Details ISBN: 9781665904315
ISBN-10: 1665904313
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication Date: July 19th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English