!!> Reading ➼ Scary Stories Treasury: Omnibus ➵ Author Alvin Schwartz – Sigilo.us

!!> Reading ➼ Scary Stories Treasury: Omnibus ➵ Author Alvin Schwartz – Sigilo.us
  • Paperback
  • Scary Stories Treasury: Omnibus
  • Alvin Schwartz
  • 16 August 2017
  • 9780439892643

Scary Stories Treasury: OmnibusTelling Scary Stories Is Something People Have Always Done It Is An Old Fashioned Way Of Having A Good Time Nobody Tells Scary Stories Better Than Alvin Schwartz, And Here, For The Very First Time, His Three Most Spine Tingling Books Are Together In One Volume Scary Stories To Tell In The DarkMore Scary Stories To Tell In The DarkScary Stories 3Complete With Stephen Gammell S Splendidly Creepy And Bone Chilling Drawings, This Collection Is Perfect For Reading Late At Night In The Dark And Gloom If You Dare

Alvin Schwartz was the author of 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.

10 thoughts on “Scary Stories Treasury: Omnibus

  1. says:

    Still awesome These books are filled with short stories written down by the great Alvin Schwartz These stories are comprised of myths, folklore and urban legends from all over the world But beware dear reader, these stories may be too scary for you Wonderfully written sets of little tales of horror These stories were a beloved part of my childhood I can still remember my friends and I staying up late at night sitting in a circle with a flashlight and these books and taking turns reading our favorite stories to each other As we did our best to freak each other out so these stories remain ingrained in my memory They bring back fond memories and are still delightful to read even as an adult.Stephen Gammell s horrifying illustrations still give me the creeps even as an adult They are without a doubt the stuff that nightmares are made of.I look forward to seeing what Guillermo d...

  2. says:

    I love these

  3. says:

    I had all three of Schwartz s Scary Stories books as a child, and remember reading them over and over The tales are mostly re tellings of classic urban legends The stories are creepy, but what really made this book great were the disturbing images by Stephen Gammell I remember staying up late reading these stories and staring at the images with a mixture of fascination and horror.Seriously, pretend you re a ten year old girl for a second and just look at these Now an adult, I went in search of a copy of this book to share with my nephew who loves scary stories Much to my dismay, I learned that the original version with the images by Stephen Gammell is out of print and has been banned by several institutions The newer versions have a new illustrator and less creepy imagery Stephen Gammell s illustrations MADE this book...

  4. says:

    Just in time for Halloween The Gammell illustrated version I believe has enough surreal nightmare fuel to permanently shape someone s actual nightmares into that style for at least the next few decades of their life Beautiful art but so uncanny and eldritch.What s really neat about this series is how each book has sort of its own character , it even shows in the iconic illustrations as well.The original book is a mix of quirky ghost stories and American folklore, which like most folklore has an astonishing death count, casual cannibalism galore, and is generally very morbid Still, it s a little lighthearted than its sequels, having a lot silly songs and humorous stories, and even some of the darker ones have funnier tones to them.Best Stories Me Tie Doughty Walker , The Haunted House , The Wendigo , The New Horse Score 4.5 5The second, my personal favourite, is a whole lot occultish many of the stories feature black magic, the undead, shapeshifters, witches and devilish tricksters, but also human villains murderers, and of course some friendly neighborhood cannibals an oddly specific...

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  6. says:

    If you were born in the 80 s, there s no way you escaped reading the Scary Stories books when you were young This edition collects all three books, along with all those illustrations you remember I found the Treasury edition on sale while waiting for the DC to NY bus, and I had to have it I ve pulled it out at several black outs since then to scare my foreign national room mates who recognize some of the stories from versions in their home countries And yes, they can still be scary to twenty somethings As always, what really makes these books are the strange and oozing illustrations by Gammell These images were burned into my brain when I was seven, and it s amazing how vivid they ve stayed within my memory The stories are simply told and demand to be retold with your own personal flair As an adult, I was able to appreciate the Notes and Sources at the end of...

  7. says:

    Ah, the memories I recently picked up this omnibus of spooky favorites from childhood, including the three Scary Stories books by Alvin Schwartz Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Scary Stories 3 More Tales to Chill Your Bones and read them for the first time in my adulthood I really don t know what about these dark, macabre, downright creepy tales fascinated me so much as a child normally, I was terrified of anything remotely scary, having to leave the room if a movie showed even the slightest tinge of blood and shying away from even the most innocuous rubber zombie mask Perhaps because of this, I found these tingly stories all the attractive Perhaps, in spite of my fear, I enjoyed a feeling of dark, ghostly unease, and reading about the supernatural allowed me to experience it on my own terms From then on, I was hooked on reading of ghostly, eerie places and phenomena both real and fantasy and the spooky atmosphere of these and similar stories filled me with a delicious dread Even if I still could not bear to walk into the horror section of the video store, I relished Scary Stories Especially ar...

  8. says:

    I spent my parents hard earned money at scholastic book fairs, as an elementary school kid, on all three of the individual Scary Stories collections I was thrilled the other day when I saw this treasury in the bookstore, and couldn t resist bringing it home It combines all three of the collections, and includes the amazing illustrations by Stephen Gammell that absolutely scared the bejeezus out of me as a child I have to admit, reading through the stories now, that even as a kid these must have been pretty vanilla I guess the fact that they have whole chapters dedicated to stories where the last line instructs you to jump at one of your friends yelling AAAAAAAGHGHGHGH should have given it away Still, there are a lot of stories that honor the old, classic urban legends you know, phantom hitch hikers, hook handed psycho...

  9. says:

    Not too long ago there was announcement that was made that stated Alvin Schwartz s god bless his soul Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark would be making it s debut on the big screen Growing up, I am sure many of you may have seen these books in your local library or bookstore One cannot simply forget the chain smoking pipe skull.Sadly, I was told that these books were also removed from librar...

  10. says:

    3 stars, nostalgia 4 starsOpted to reflect where it hit me now instead of nostalgia It is very fun and engaging, and I honestly did not recall the detailed notes and bibliography because I probably ignored them as a child The illustrations continue to be my favorite part about this collection.

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