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Maberry, Jonathan, Editor

Don't Turn Out the Lights: A Tribute to Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

(2) 4-6 "This book is dedicated to Alvin Schwartz, for scaring the snot out of generations of young readers. And for making being scared a whole bunch of fun!" Maberry has compiled thirty-five short stories by contributors--Schwartz fans all, per the foreword--including R. L. Stine, Kami Garcia, Jonathan Auxier, and Tananarive Due. Each tale is creepy, eerie, or just plain weird. Terrifying toys, freaky felines, evil electronics. "The Weeping Woman," "The Knock-Knock Man" "The Green Grabber," "The Neighbor." All the entries are pithy and punchy...perfect to "tell in the dark." Brief contributor bios are appended.

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