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Everyone loves scary stories, but no one loves them more than children. Storytellers Richard and Judy Young gathered these stories from the most discerning critics the kids themselves. These are the tales kids tell most often and most often ask to be told. They come from the Ozark and Appalachian mountains, Hawaii, the British Isles, Laos, Cambodia, Japan, and the ChinookEveryone loves scary stories, but no one loves them more than children. Storytellers Richard and Judy Young gathered these stories from the most discerning critics the kids themselves. These are the tales kids tell most often and most often ask to be told. They come from the Ozark and Appalachian mountains, Hawaii, the British Isles, Laos, Cambodia, Japan, and the Chinook Indian tradition....

Title : Favorite Scary Stories of American Children (Grades 4-6)
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ISBN : 9780874837445
Format Type : Audio CD
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Favorite Scary Stories of American Children (Grades 4-6) Reviews

  • Monster
    2018-10-16 01:58

    Favorite Scary Stories of American Children is a collection of 23 short and scary stories told in the oral tradition ranging from the truly creepy and frightening to pun filled groaners. the authors, who are professional storytellers, chose the stories based on the enthusiastic demands of their young audiences. The age appropriateness of each story is indicated using a code of pictorial symbols (for ages 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10), with the key to the code on the page opposite the title page. All the stories are intended to be readable by nine and ten year olds, but the authors note that stories aimed at younger children may not hold the interest of independent readers. Because of its attempt to cover a wide range of ages, cultures, and interest levels, the book is a mixed bag, including versions of classic scary stories like "The Red Velvet Ribbon" and folktales like "The Bloodsucker", as well as some that feel like story flotsam, such as "Stop the Coffin." This book would be a great resource for storytimes or for teaching storytelling to children, and has a variety of possible interdisciplinary connections for elementary classrooms. An afterword for parents, librarians, and teachers addresses the value of scary stories for children as well as some of the concerns and issues that may come up in the telling and reading of scary stories. Origins of the stories and a pronunciation guide for regional terms are also included in the back of the book. Favorite Scary Stories of American Children will appeal to children who have worn out Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories books, as well as to parents, teachers, and librarians looking for a way to give their kids the shivers. Recommended for elementary school libraries, public libraries, and families. Contains: violence

  • Rob McMonigal
    2018-10-11 23:27

    Grabbed this on a lark from the library. There are nine stories on here that are all rather inoffensive. The scary level is about right, but the main problem is that the stories are read in such a dull, slow way by the Youngs that there's no way to get the scary built up.The best narrators are those who can make us believe we are there and I just didn't feel that. While I'm happy with the selection of tales--from the Ozarks to Cambodia--the reading makes them suffer.My favorites were Ghost of Vengeance and Married to a Ghost. Most of the rest just sort of muddled about, a lot of which I think had to do with the reading, not the story itself.All in all, probably not worth it, unless your child is really into ghost stories.

  • Andrew
    2018-10-04 21:59

    I loved the first story Raw Head. I loved the Golem story. And the Hansel and Gretelesque story where the two children have to outwit the evil witch was also great. It seems that some of the folks who rated this book had the audio book, and I could see where if the wrong person was telling these stories, they could fall flat. But I really enjoyed them. There's also quite a few American Indian folk stories in here that were really cool. Highly recommend for the Halloween season.

  • Caro
    2018-10-11 03:17

    A short fun read. Great for anytime and almost anyone. I liked the variety of stories, some new and some old (for me), the pictures that show what ages it's best for and the imagination and 'spookiness'. Something that would be great for campfires or fun nights with the family. Enjoy!

  • Ch_ebonysmith
    2018-10-10 03:58

    I liked the different stories from around the world. I let my children watch some of the stories, they were thrilled by the stories and the different cultures.

  • Lori
    2018-10-04 03:16

    Cute little read of short stories about the supernatural.

  • Helen
    2018-09-21 02:06

    Listened to this one and most of the stories were cultural from different areas of the world, some good, some bad. I'm going to use the best as scary stories around the campfire for Halloween week.

  • Helen
    2018-10-02 06:14

    I listened to these two books together. One was K-3 and one was 3-6, but they were very similar and both had hardly scary and very scary stories.