A World Full of Spooky Stories: 50 Tales to Make Your Spine Tingle (World Full of #4)

by Angela McAllister (Author) Madalina Andronic (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

* 2020 Aesop Prize Accolade

Child-friendly collection of spooky stories from all over the world. Feel your pulse race and your skin tingle as you turn the pages of this spine chilling anthology of spooky stories from around the world. Read all 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 water dwelling 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.

The tales are expertly retold by Angela McAllister for spooky fun for the whole family and illustrated by Romanian born Madalina Andronic whose beautifully spooky images bring these stories to life before your very eyes. Are you ready for story time with a spooky twist?


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Publishers Weekly

This cross-cultural collection of supernatural folktales includes such characters as a talking skull, a malevolent giantess, and a clever thief. The stories, arranged by theme and representing six continents, are concise--most no more than three pages long--and told in plainspoken prose ("Long ago, the sweetest apples in France grew on a tree that belonged to a very grumpy woman"). Each tale notes its place of origin, and though the various protagonists encounter an array of startling bogeys (among them death and a devil), most come away safe and wiser for the experience, leaving readers with pleasantly gentle chills. Andronic's gouache artwork combines folkloric and modern sensibilities. With its emphasis on the spooky versus the scary, it's an excellent choice for young readers building their bravery. Ages 5-8. (Sept.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.
Angela McAllister

Angela McAllister is the author of over 80 books for children and teens. Her books have won several awards, including the Red House Book Award for Yuck! That's Not a Monster! and the Stockport and Portsmouth Awards for My Mum has X-Ray Vision. Her picture book Leon and the Place Between has been adapted for the stage and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. She has collaborated with many illustrators, including Grahame Baker-Smith, Alex T. Smith, Margaret Chamberlain, Ross Collins, and Peter Bailey. She has worked on many titles for Frances Lincoln Children's Books including best-selling titles A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories.

Madalina Andronic is a Romanian illustrator currently based in Bucharest. Madalina draws inspiration from traditional fairy tales and Slavic folklore, never fogetting the magic of where she comes from. Since 2010, Madalina's freelance work includes projects for clients all around the world as well as 4 published books in Romania and UK.

Angela McAllister is the author of over 80 books for children and teens. Her books have won several awards, including the Red House Book Award for 'Yuck! That's Not a Monster!' and the Stockport and Portsmouth Awards for 'My Mum has X-Ray Vision'. Her picture book, 'Leon and the Place Between' has been adapted for the stage and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. She has collaborated with many illustrators, including Grahame Baker-Smith, Alex T. Smith, Margaret Chamberlain, Ross Collins and Peter Bailey. She has worked on many titles for Frances Lincoln including bestselling titles A Year Full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories.

Madalina Andronic is a Romanian illustrator currently based in Bucharest. Madalina draws inspiration from traditional fairy tales and Slavic folklore, never fogetting the magic of where she comes from. Since 2010, Madalina's freelance work includes projects for clients all around the world as well as 4 published books in Romania and UK.

Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780711241480
Lexile Measure
-
Guided Reading Level
0
Publication date
September 20, 2019
Series
World Full Of...
School Library Connection, 10/01/19

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