The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief & Sinister

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14 reviews

About this ebook

A collection of thirty-six forty eerie, mysterious, intriguing, and very short stories by the acclaimed authors Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire LeGrand, and Emma Trevayne. The Cabinet of Curiosities is perfect for fans of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and anyone who relishes a good creepy tale. Great for reading alone or reading aloud at camp or school!

The book features an introduction and commentary by the authors and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Ratings and reviews

14 reviews
June 13, 2017
Picked this up and read a few superiors to see what my 13 year old daughter was reading. Disturbing and creepy. First story is about fairies that are displeased and eat all the parents of the village. Second story about about who eats a cake that is enchanted...except when he eats the hands of the cake he feels every bite in his own hand. It's like black magic voodoo. No thank you!
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Mikey Milligan
December 6, 2014
I just want everyone in the world to read rhis book. The last story gave me chills! Absolutely perfect book
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Genevieve Silva-Boudreau
October 8, 2017
This book is like ice cream. You cannot hate it! This book may be creepy, but it makes my top 5 favorite books!
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About the author

Stefan Bachmann was born in Colorado and spent most of his childhood in Switzerland, where he graduated from Zurich University of the Arts with degrees in music composition and theory. He is the author of The Peculiar, his debut, which was published to international acclaim when he was nineteen years old. His other books include The Whatnot, A Drop of Night, and Cinders and Sparrows. He is the coauthor (with April Genevieve Tucholke) of The Secret Life of Hidden Places. He lives in Zurich, Switzerland, and Berlin, Germany.

Katherine Catmull Cataloger and Philosopher of Scientific Marvels with a particular focus on Jars of Moonlight, Frozen Flowers, Broken Fish Fins, Shiny Things Found on Pavements, and Bringing Cookies to Meetings.

Claire Legrand is the author of Foxheart, The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, The Year of Shadows, and Some Kind of Happiness, as well as the New York Times-bestselling young adult fantasy Furyborn and its sequels. She is one of the four authors behind The Cabinet of Curiosities. Claire Legrand lives in New Jersey.

Emma Trevayne Collector of Auditory Oddities, Whimsical Words, and Cryptic Cyphers. Pays special attention to petrichor, things that glimmer, and mechanical body parts.

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