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Alvin Schwartz (1) (1927–1992)

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Alvin Schwartz was born April 25, 1927.Schwartz began his career as a journalist, but, after the publication of his bestselling book A Twister of Twists, a Tangler of Tongues, he devoted himself to becoming a collector and arranger of folk wisdom, rhyme, and silliness. Schwartz is known for a body vis mere of work of more than two dozen books of folklore for young readers that explore everything from wordplay and humor to tales and legends of all kinds. Schwatz is best known for the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series, which featured gruesome, nightmarish illustrations by Stephen Gammell. The series was America's most frequently challenged book (or book series) for library inclusion of 1990-1999. Alvin Schwartz died in Princeton, New Jersey on March 14, 1992. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Alvin Schwartz

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1981) 4,019 eksemplarer
More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1984) 2,497 eksemplarer
There Is a Carrot in My Ear and Other Noodle Tales (1982) — Retold by — 638 eksemplarer
Ghosts!: Ghostly Tales from Folklore (1991) 394 eksemplarer
Whoppers: Tall Tales and Other Lies (1975) 132 eksemplarer
Stories to Tell a Cat (1992) 55 eksemplarer
Telling Fortunes (1987) 17 eksemplarer
Rainy Day Book (1968) 14 eksemplarer
Hobbies (1972) 12 eksemplarer
When I Grew Up Long Ago (1978) 10 eksemplarer
Going Camping (1969) 6 eksemplarer
The night workers 5 eksemplarer
Scary Stories Audio Collection (2019) 4 eksemplarer
Stores (1977) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Beware!: R.L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories (2002) — Bidragyder — 220 eksemplarer
Scary Stories to Read When It's Dark (2000) — Bidragyder — 99 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, April 1975 (1975) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 1, September 1976 — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 3, November 1978 (1978) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 4, December 1978 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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I missed reading this book when I was younger. It was published in 1984, and by then I was a young teen, and not interested in I Can Read books. I saw a clip on TikTok about this collection of stories recently and had to check it out. If only it had come out a few years earlier. My creepy little soul would have loved it.

I checked out the original 1984 edition from the library, though there is also an updated edition with new artwork. My favorite stories are: “The Teeth” (mainly for the creepy artwork); “The Green Ribbon” (ominous and scary); and “The Night It Rained” (sad, unsettling, spooky). “The Pirate” was pretty good too. The other three stories were fine, but could have used a little something more. All of them had great pictures.… (mere)
bookofsecrets | 11 andre anmeldelser | Jan 10, 2024 |
3.5 stars. These were cute, funny stories but not scary at all. Maybe they would be to a little kid (which is who this book is intended for) but I have a hard time believing 8 year old me would even be scared of this. I don't know, I use to watch a lot of scary stuff as a kid so I don't think this would do it. However, if you're not use to watching or reading scary stuff then some of the stories might scare you but to me they were more funny than anything.
VanessaMarieBooks | 85 andre anmeldelser | Dec 10, 2023 |
So, I never actually read these stories as a kid, but I wish I had! But, I'm sure back then, the illustrations would have given me nightmares. As an adult, they're still scary, but not so much nightmare-inducing.

Anyway, I bought the box set in preparation to see the Scary Stories movie. I loved this collection and went through it quickly, and even though the stories are meant for youngsters, I still felt a chill at some of them (Harold the scarecrow, the Bride, the babysitter and stranger upstairs, the killer at the back of the girl's car, to name a few). Others were funny, some were mysterious rather than scary. All in all, a good mix of creepy, disgusting, shocking, funny and lighthearted. All stories are between 1-3 or 4 pages long, so you can go through them quickly.

I also liked the addition of resources at the end of each book, and the folklore behind each story. I appreciated reading about them and learning a little background of our tales.

Would recommend, even if it's to just reminisce with a bit of childhood nostalgia, or to check out for yourself what the hype is really about, now that there's a feature film based on the stories. But, be sure to get the copy with the original illustrations by Gammell. They really add to the creep factor and atmosphere.
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galian84 | 29 andre anmeldelser | Dec 1, 2023 |
3 / 5 ⭐️'ˢ

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark & Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones” By Alan Schwartz and Artwork By Stephen Gammell

thisgayreads | 23 andre anmeldelser | Nov 4, 2023 |



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