Pull up a chair or gather 'round the campfire and get ready for thirty-four creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences from times past! Virginia folklore traditions are kept alive in these expert retellings by master storyteller S.E. Schlosser and through artist Paul G. Hoffman's evocative illustrations. You'll meet ghosts and witches, hear things that go bump in the night, and feel an icy wind on the back of your neck on a warm summer evening. The stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again.
S. E. Schlosser has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of “let's pretend” quickly built themselves into full-length stories. She created and maintains the Web site AmericanFolklore.net, where she shares a wealth of stories from all 50 states, some dating back to the origins of America.
Paul Hoffman illustrates books of many genres—children's titles, textbooks, short story collections, natural history volumes, and cookbooks. For the Spooky series, he employs a scratchboard technique and an active imagination.
What People are Saying About the Spooky Series...
"If you have ever felt a chill as you walked past a Vermont graveyard, or felt an unseen hand brush against you on a mountain in Maine, you will love Spooky New England. And if you don't believe in ghosts--you will." - Michael Carlton, Editor, Yankee Magazine
"Spooky New England is one of those books that you cannot put down until you reach the end...This is the ideal book for curling on the couch on a rainy afternoon and enjoying an entertaining read." - Rambles: A Cultural Arts Magazine
"The author lets the stories speak for themselves which is virtue not possessed by many folklore books... " - Dennis Phillips, Top 1000 Reviewer, Amazon.com
"If preparations for Halloween have put you in an eerie frame of mind, S.E. Schlosser has the perfect book for you..." - Donna McCrohan Rosenthal, Ridge Writers
"The great thing about this book is that, like most folklore, it seems like you've read or heard most of the stories before. They exist in the periphery of our memory, and reading them again is like coming home to hear familiar stories from a favorite grandmother..." - Matt Staggs, Skullring.org