Review: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Scary Stories, #1) by Alvin Schwartz (Author) & Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)

Friday, October 18, 2019


Title: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Series: Scary Stories, #1

Author:  Alvin Schwartz (Author) & Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)

Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Fiction Short Stories

Publication Date: October 1st, 1989 by Scholastic, Inc.

Format: Paperback

Source: Library


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This spooky addition to Alvin Schwartz's popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright. There is a story here for everyone—skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who roam the earth; a ghost who takes revenge on her murderer; and a haunted house where every night a bloody head falls down the chimney. Stephen Gammell's splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of more than two dozen scary stories—and even scary songs—all just right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark. 

If You Dare!





I wanted to watch the film of Scary Stories but I had the feeling that the movie was going to combine all three books of Scary Stories trilogy in the films. So I wanted to read the whole Scary Stories trilogy in the spooky month of October which this trilogy is a perfect book to read during the Halloween season. The first book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was creepy and very spooky each scary story are folklore stories the people and settlers said during a campfire on a late spooky night to scare people surrounding them and I tell you all this book gave me the heebies jeebies just reading the first story. I read this book during the late evening in my apartment alone and I was spooked out with some of the stories. All the stories in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark were amazing and had me squirming in my seat. There were some stories that I actually can see happening in real life that I just shutter just thinking about it. I loved and enjoyed this amazing book so much that I checked out the next two books in the Scary Stories trilogy from the Library I have finished reading the other two books and I will post a review on them soon.  I read Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark in one setting it is a short book to read it is only 111 pages long. All and all I loved and enjoyed Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark that I can't wait to read more spooky stories during the Halloween season!














Alvin Schwartz (Author)

Alvin Schwartz was the author of more than fifty books dedicated to and dealing with topics such as folklore and word play, many of which were intended for young readers. He is often confused with another Alvin Schwartz, who wrote Superman and Batman daily comics strips and a novel titled The Blowtop. 



Stephen Gammell  (Illustrator)

Caldecott winner US children's book illustrator.

12 comments:

  1. Holy Moly - that cover is creepy!

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    1. I know right! I had to check it out from the library and the whole trilogy is really, really great and the book cover are even more creepy. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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  2. I adored these books as a kid! Still really want to see the movie that recently came out.

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    1. The movie is really, really good I totally enjoyed watching the movie too. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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  3. I really need to read this one of these days!

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    1. The whole trilogy is really great book series perfect reads for the Halloween season.Thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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  4. It's been so long since I've read the books that I can't really remember what happened. I watched the movie and it was pretty good.

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    1. I know right I really enjoyed watching the movie as well. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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  5. Great review. I can’t take creepy though, lol.

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    1. lol Thank you and thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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  6. Great review, that cover is scary enough.

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