Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

· Scary Stories Book 1 · Sold by HarperCollins
368 reviews

About this ebook

The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film!

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a timeless collection of chillingly scary tales and legends, in which folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time.

Available for the first time as an ebook, Stephen Gammell’s artwork from the original Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark appears in all its spooky glory. Read if you dare!

And don't miss More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3!

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368 reviews
lilly peck
June 28, 2023
Nothing will ever compare to this book series. They are short, sometimes sad, sometimes gross, sometimes scary, sometimes sweet,and sometimes, unexpectedly funny. but they are still to the point and straight forward. No one will ever know how awesome these books truely were. Especially during the 90s/2000s, unless you were lucky enough to live in that time. I will reread this books as long as I live ❤️ I can't recommend them enough. They are 10/10!
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August 23, 2020
This one freaked me out. So let me tell u in emoji and words so u can get more creeped. 👶👧🙍🙆🙅💇 ☺ then when it was dark at the forest she went to the campfire 🔥 she heard that she should never be awake past 3:00 but she was as hard head as ever so she woke up extra early. Then she heard something she needed to use the bathroom so she ran 🏃 as fast as she could but she heard it again 👻 aaaaaaagh was the last words I heard her say then she screamed but this story was meant to be a campfire story told so if u see my rate the she might of died oof-also never wake up at 3:00 it's scary
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Ellie Snyder (Monkey)
April 8, 2020
I loved this (and the others) when I was a kid and they were amazingly horrifying! The illustrations are more scary than the stories lol. Many of the stories are based on different folk lore back in the day before streaming this was most likely how kids learned the stories. My 2nd grade daughter loves these books in ebook form now which has been fun. Not at all a book for adults but perfect for horror loving kids or those of us who grew up with them.
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About the author

Alvin Schwartz is known for a body of work of more than two dozen books of folklore for young readers that explores everything from wordplay and humor to tales and legends of all kinds. His collections of scary stories—Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Scary Stories 3, and two I Can Read books, In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories and Ghosts!—are just one part of his matchless folklore collection.

Stephen Gammell is the illustrator of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Scary Stories 3, as well as many other books. He won the Caldecott Medal for Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman. He also earned Caldecott Honors for Where the Buffaloes Begin by Olaf Baker and The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant.

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