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Don't Turn Out the Lights: A Tribute to Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by [Jonathan Maberry, R.L. Stine, Amy Lukavics, Barry Lyga, Brendan Reichs, Brenna Yovanoff, Christopher Golden, Courtney Alameda, D. J. MacHale, Josh Malerman, Kami Garcia, Madeleine Roux, Margaret Stohl, Michael Northrop, Micol Ostow, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Tananarive Due, Tonya Hurley, et al, Iris Compiet]
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"While some stories are eerie, others provide heart-pounding thrills. Bite-sized treats for young horror aficionados; best enjoyed on a dark night. Illustrations are gloriously evocative, adding delicious thrills." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Each tale is creepy. Pithy and punchy...perfect to 'tell in the dark.'" -- Horn Book Magazine

"Exceptional stories. A big variety of tone and style. I love this book." -- Mother Horror (blog)

"A fitting tribute to Alvin Schwartz. There is is much fun to be had within these pages. A lovely gateway book into horror for many kids." -- Ginger Nuts of Horror (blog) --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Tonya Hurley has credits spanning all platforms of teen entertainment including: creating, writing, and producing two hit television series; writing and directing several acclaimed independent films; developing a ground-breaking collection of video games and board games; and creating and providing content for award-winning websites. Ms. Hurley lives in New York with her family.

Micol Ostow is an editor, writer, and complete Anglophile living and working in New York City. She can do a mean British accent--but only if you ask nicely.

Courtney Alameda, a veteran bookseller and librarian, now spends her days writing thriller and horror novels for young people. Her debut novel, Shutter, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award and hailed as a "standout in the genre" by School Library Journal. She holds a BA in English literature with an emphasis in creative writing. A Northern California native, she now resides in Utah with her husband, a legion of books, and a tiny five pound cat with a giant personality.

Amy Lukavics lurks in the pine-topped mountains of Arizona, along with her husband and two precious squidlings. When she isn't reading or writing creepy stories, she enjoys cooking, crafting, and playing video games. Daughters unto Devils is her debut novel.

Michael Northrop has written short fiction for Weird Tales, the Notre Dame Review, and McSweeney's. His debut novel, Gentlemen, earned him a Flying Start from Publishers Weekly, and his young adult thriller Trapped was published in 2011 to great acclaim. An editor at Sports Illustrated Kids for many years, he now writes full time from his home in New York City.

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0829316SY
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 1, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 26957 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 403 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0062877682
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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4.0 out of 5 stars a spooky journey into otherworldly realms
By Well Worth A Read on September 20, 2020
"He reaches for me and I'm sure he plans to pull out my intestines and wear them like a scarf, but instead he pats my head."

When my son was in middle school I bought him the set of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. After he read them I did too. Don't Turn Out The Lights is exactly the kind of story collection that I would have bought for him when he was younger and that he would still keep on his book case now that he is grown. Whether you have kids or are a kid at heart these stories are a spooky journey into otherworldly realms, sometimes with a moral to the story, such as being careful what you wish for in Jingle Jangle. One of my absolute favorites was "The Neighbor" when a lonely boy finds a playmate but all is not as it seems. Some reveal some hidden dangers in social media or text messages from strangers such as in The House On The Hill or the even more terrifying "Tag You're It" where a boy has a creepy social media stalker from which there is no escape. I also loved that each story has a spine tingling illustration. This was such a fun read and for me it was like a trip down memory lane and something brand new all rolled in to one.
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