Puppet's Payback and Other Chilling Tales

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The author of wildly popular ghost stories, Mary Downing Hahn has created a group of tales for fans of her "scary but not too scary" books. Even the stories without actual ghosts are spooky. Each tale turns something ordinary—a pigeon, a white dress, a stranger on the bus, a puppet—into a sinister link to to the supernatural.

For the human characters, secrets from the past or careless behavior in the present can lead to serious trouble. All the stories have a young person as the central character, so all will resonate with young readers who enjoy the eerie, the creepy, and the otherworldly. In a concluding note, the author talks about how she came to write ghost stories.---from the publisher

192 pages 978-0358067320 Ages 8-12

Keywords: ghosts, spooky, supernatural, secrets, creepy, short stories, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old

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