Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night
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Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night is a children's horror anthology compiled by Alice Low and illustrated by Gahan Wilson. It was published in 1994, and contains nineteen stories by various authors. A majority of the collection is based on retelling folktales from around the world, but some are completely original, such as "Duffy's Jacket" and "Good-bye, Miss Patterson."
First edition cover
|Cover artist||Gahan Wilson|
|Media type||Print (hardcover)|
Table of ContentsEdit
The book opens up with an introduction by Alice Low, followed by five chapters. If the titles of each chapter are read one after another, they form their own brief story: "On a Windy, Stormy Night... Down a Dark, Deserted Road... Stands a Strange and Creepy House... With Creaks and Howls and... Gotcha!" At the end of the book, there is an acknowledgments listing.
On a Windy, Stormy Night...Edit
|Taily-po||Retold by Stephanie Calmenson|
|Captain Murderer||Charles Dickens retold by George Harland|
|Wait Till Martin Comes||Retold by Maria Leach|
Down a Dark, Deserted Road...Edit
|The Legend of Sleepy Hollow||Washington Irving retold by Della Rowland|
|The Devil's Trick||Retold by Isaac Bashevis Singer|
|Little Buttercup||Retold by Margaret Read MacDonald|
|Wiley and the Hairy Man||Retold by Della Rowland|
Stands a Strange and Creepy HouseEdit
|My Neighbor is a Monster, Pass it On||Eric Weiner|
|Bedtime Snacks||Laurence Yep|
|The Black Geese||Retold by Alison Lurie|
|Uninvited Ghosts||Penelope Lively|
With Creaks and Howls and...Edit
|Duffy's Jacket||Bruce Coville|
|Good-bye, Miss Patterson||Phyllis MacLennan|
|The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches||Alice Low|
|Rap! Rap! Rap!||Retold by Jeanne B. Hardendorff|
|I'm Coming Up the Stairs||Retold by Wendy Wax|
|The Strange Visitor||Retold by Wendy Wax|
|The Golden Arm||Retold by Wendy Wax|
- Low, Alice (1994). "Introduction". Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night. Hyperion. pp. 6–7. ISBN 0-7868-0012-7.
- Low, Alice (1994). "With Creaks and Howls and...: "Duffy's Jacket"". Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night. Hyperion. pp. 84–93. ISBN 0-7868-0012-7.
- Low, Alice (1994). "With Creaks and Howls and...: "Good-bye, Miss Patterson"". Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night. Hyperion. pp. 94–99. ISBN 0-7868-0012-7.
- Low, Alice (1994). Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night (1st ed.).
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