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Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night

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,[1] such as "Duffy's Jacket"[2] and "Good-bye, Miss Patterson."[3]

Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night
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First edition cover
AuthorAlice Low
IllustratorGahan Wilson
Cover artistGahan Wilson
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreHorror, Children's
PublisherHyperion
Publication date
1994
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pages128
ISBN0-7868-0012-7

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.[4]

On a Windy, Stormy Night...Edit

Title Written by
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

Title Written by
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

Title Written by
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

Title Written by
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

Gotcha!Edit

Title Written by
I'm Coming Up the Stairs Retold by Wendy Wax
The Strange Visitor Retold by Wendy Wax
The Golden Arm Retold by Wendy Wax
Boo! Kevin Crossley-Holland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Low, Alice (1994). "Introduction". Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night. Hyperion. pp. 6–7. ISBN 0-7868-0012-7.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Low, Alice (1994). Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night (1st ed.).