Robert D. San Souci; Illustrated by Kelly Murphy and Antoine Revoy
Scare-master Robert San Souci serves up ten chilling tales about untraditional haunted houses: a mansion full of pirate treasure, a ghost trapped in a mysterious dollhouse, a boy whose vacation house comes complete with people-eating spiders, and many more. But beware because not all of the protagonists in these stories get out alive.
“Outright skinpricklers . . . Offer this to those who already know San Souci’s work or who want follow-ups for Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series, should it somehow stay on the shelf long enough to want company.”—Booklist
“Well-paced and satisfyingly startling . . . this book won’t stay on the shelves for long. Murphy and Revoy’s black-and-white illustrations heighten the fright factor, making San Souci’s collection even more riveting.”—School Library Journal
“These original tales are not for the fainthearted: Many of the stories’ protagonists end their tales dead—or worse. By turns poignant and downright scary, this is a solid addition for stouthearted middle-grade readers.”—Kirkus Reviews