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Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses

Are You Scared Yet?

Robert D. San Souci; illustrated by Kelly Murphy and Antoine Revoy

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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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.

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Chimera House
"It is the scariest place ever," said Demond.
His girlfriend, Rachelle, sitting next to him, just rolled her eyes.
"Uh-huh," Demetrius, his brother, called Little D, responded—being cool, not playing along. He was angry,...

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Praise for Haunted Houses

“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

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About the author

Robert D. San Souci; illustrated by Kelly Murphy and Antoine Revoy

Robert San Souci is the award-winning author of many picture books based on folk tales from around the world, including The Talking Eggs, Kate Shelley, Haunted Houses, and the bestselling Short & Shivery series. A native Californian, he lived in San Francisco.

Robert D. San Souci

Kelly Murphy

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