Publication Date: September 19, 2023
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Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7
This spine-tingling collection of spooky stories features over 20 eerie tales from across the globe. Discover bewitching retellings of ghost- and monster-filled myths regaled with ghoulish relish, and journey continent-by-continent through this haunting book. With shocks and twists like you wouldn’t believe – are you brave enough to read them all?Packed with mind-boggling mysteries, unexplained enigmas and traditional stories that are sure to send shivers down your spine, Spooky Stories of the World is the ultimate feast for Halloween-loving kids and readers in search of a fright. Meet vampires, werewolves and fearsome monsters that hide in the shadows in this one-of-a-kind round-the-world collection of hair-raising tales.Inside Spooky Stories of the World:- 20 fang-tastic stories from around the world featuring new versions of traditional tales from various cultures and countries
- Arranged continent by continent with spooky illustrations, original artwork and simple locator maps throughout
- Chilling tales include: The Lagahoo (Trinidad & Tobago), The Luz Mala (Argentina), The Basilisk of Vilnius (Lithuania), The King and the Juju Tree (West Africa), The Ghost Wife (Bangladesh), The Bunyip (Australia) Spooky Stories of the World is the much-anticipated follow-up to Myths and Legends of the World. Written by British-Guyanese author and professional storyteller Wendy Shearer, and illustrated by the Finland-based Bulgarian artist Teo Georgiev, this is the perfect book for curious kids in search of a creepy kick to their reading list and is probably best read with the lights left on... It’s Halloween in a book!
About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids – an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet – published its first book in 2011. Over the past 50 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travelers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!
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