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A world full of spooky stories / written by Angela McAllister ; illustrated by Madalina Andronic.

By: McAllister, Angela.
Contributor(s): Andronic, Madalina [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 127 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780711241473 (hardback).Other title: 50 tales to make your spine tingle [Cover subtitle:].Subject(s): Folklore -- Juvenile literature | Mythology -- Juvenile literature | Mythology, Maori -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 398.2
Contents:
Hansel and Gretel -- Little Red Riding Hood -- Bunyip -- The sea goblins -- Rua -- Toka -- Sir Gawain and the green knight -- Rumpelstiltskin
Summary: "Travel around a world full of spooky stories from all over the globe..."--Back cover. Get ready for Halloween with this child-friendly collection of spooky stories from all over the world. Feel your pulse race and your skin tingle as you read about the fearsome witch Baba Yaga, the serpent woman from Spain, the rescue of Tam Lin from the bewitching Queen of the Fairies, how Father Death gets caught in the Enchanted Apple Tree, and the waterdwelling Bunyip from Australia. Make sure you have your candle ready as it's sure to be a long night... This gorgeous gift book is the perfect anthology for Halloween, or any time you want to be spooked! Features stories from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Africa, Brazil, Japan, Australia, India, UK, Canada, France, China, Ireland, Syria, Korea, Sweden, Egypt, Iceland, New Zealand, Arabia, Spain, Tibet, Iran, Greece.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Get ready for Halloween with this child-friendly collection of spooky stories from all over the world.

Feel your pulse race and your skin tingle as you read about the fearsome witch Baba Yaga, the serpent woman from Spain, the rescue of Tam Lin from the bewitching Queen of the Fairies, how Father Death gets caught in the Enchanted Apple Tree, and the waterdwelling Bunyip from Australia. Make sure you have your candle ready as it's sure to be a long night... This gorgeous gift book is the perfect anthology for Halloween, or any time you want to be spooked!

Features stories from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Africa, Brazil, Japan, Australia, India, UK, Canada, France, China, Ireland, Syria, Korea, Sweden, Egypt, Iceland, New Zealand, Arabia, Spain, Tibet, Iran, Greece.

"...retold to be suitable for children aged 5+"--Back cover.

Spooky horror stories from all around the world retold for younger children

Hansel and Gretel -- Little Red Riding Hood -- Bunyip -- The sea goblins -- Rua -- Toka -- Sir Gawain and the green knight -- Rumpelstiltskin

"Travel around a world full of spooky stories from all over the globe..."--Back cover. Get ready for Halloween with this child-friendly
collection of spooky stories from all over the world. Feel
your pulse race and your skin tingle as you read about the
fearsome witch Baba Yaga, the serpent woman from Spain,
the rescue of Tam Lin from the bewitching Queen of the
Fairies, how Father Death gets caught in the Enchanted
Apple Tree, and the waterdwelling Bunyip from Australia.
Make sure you have your candle ready as it's sure to be a
long night... This gorgeous gift book is the perfect
anthology for Halloween, or any time you want to be
spooked! Features stories from Germany, Czechoslovakia,
Russia, Africa, Brazil, Japan, Australia, India, UK,
Canada, France, China, Ireland, Syria, Korea, Sweden,
Egypt, Iceland, New Zealand, Arabia, Spain, Tibet, Iran,
Greece.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Kirkus Book Review

A collection of eerie folktales from different countries and cultures.From very familiar fairy tales such as "Hansel and Gretel" to lesser-known stories, this anthology shares 50 spooky stories from around the world. Arranged into 11 categories based on location or geographical feature"Into the Woods," "Down by the Water," "Strangers at the Door," and morethe collection's offerings include a wide variety of countries and cultures as well as a few Indigenous peoples. Creepy characters include Baba Yaga from Russia, an alluring forest spirit of Brazil, an ogre in Tibet, and a talking skull of West Africa. While the stories all have spooky elements, such as ghosts, witches, and demons, the vast majority are relatively tame, and a few are even humorous. There are very few truly scary stories. McAllister has pulled tales mainly from old public-domain sources (listed in an appendix) and compressed them. Due to the retelling, some of the stories have lost their ethnic and cultural distinctiveness. The gouache, folk-art-style illustrations feature bold, vibrant colors, bringing the stories to life. Although stunning, in keeping with the tone of the stories, the illustrations aren't very frightening. All in all, this is an adequate attempt to deliver a variety of diverse tales, but it reads Eurocentric in style. If readers are looking for something authentic and spine-tingling, they should pass on this anthology.A not-so-spooky book. (Folktales. 6-9) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.