Spooky New England: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore (Paperback)

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By S. E. Schlosser, Paul Hoffman (Illustrator)
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A collection of folktales highlighting famous and not-so-famous New England ghosts, mysterious happenings, powers of darkness, and wonders of the invisible world. Yankee folklore is kept alive in these expert retellings by master storyteller S.E. Schlosser, and in artist Paul Hoffman's evocative illustrations. You'll meet seaweed-covered phantom sailors and a ghostly black dog, hear otherworldly voices and things that go bump in the night, and feel an icy wind on the back of your neck on a warm summer evening. Whether read around the campfire on a dark and stormy night or from the backseat of the family van on the way to grandma's, this is a collection to treasure.

About the Author


Author S.E. Schlosser has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length stories. A graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and Rutgers University, she also created and maintains the website AmericanFolklore.net, where she shares a wealth of stories from all 50 states, some dating back to the origins of America. Artist Paul Hoffman trained in painting and printmaking, with his first extensive illustration work on assignment in Egypt, drawing ancient wall reliefs for the University of Chicago. His work graces books of many genres - children's titles, textbooks, short story collections, natural history volumes, and numerous cookbooks. For Spooky New England, he employed a scratchboard technique and an active imagination.

Praise For…


"If you have ever felt a chill as you walked past a Vermont graveyard, or stopped by a small New Hampshire country inn for the night and knew there was something watching you, or felt an unseen hand brush against you on a mountain in Maine, you will love Spooky New England. And if you don't believe in ghosts—you will."
—Michael Carlton, Editor, Yankee Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780762728725
ISBN-10: 0762728728
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2003
Pages: 197
Language: English
Series: Spooky