Scary Stories 3 More Tales To Chill
Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill
Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill is a collection of horror stories for children and young adults, written by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell. It is the third and final book in the Scary Stories series, following Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The book was published in 1991 by HarperCollins and has been reprinted several times with different cover art and illustrations.
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The book contains 25 stories, divided into four categories: "When She Saw Him, She Screamed", "He Heard Footsteps Coming Up the Cellar Stairs", "They Eat Your Eyes, They Eat Your Nose", and "Other Dangers". The stories are based on folklore, legends, myths, and urban legends from various cultures and countries, such as Japan, China, Ireland, England, Mexico, and the United States. Some of the stories are adaptations of classic tales by authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, and Ambrose Bierce. The stories are accompanied by eerie and disturbing illustrations by Stephen Gammell, who won the Caldecott Medal for his work on Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman.
Some of the stories in the book are:
"Harold": Two farmers create a scarecrow named Harold out of old clothes and straw. They treat Harold badly, mocking him and beating him. One day, Harold starts to grunt and move. The farmers are terrified and try to escape, but Harold catches one of them and skins him alive.
"The Dead Hand": A boy named Daniel is curious about a graveyard near his house. He sneaks out at night and digs up a grave. He finds a severed hand holding a ring. He takes the ring and runs away, but the hand follows him home.
"The Dream": A girl named Lucy has a recurring nightmare about a pale woman with black hair and eyes who lives in a haunted house. She decides to visit the house in real life and finds out that it is exactly like her dream. She meets the woman, who tells her that she has been waiting for her.
"The Red Spot": A girl named Ruth has a spider bite on her cheek that turns into a red spot. She ignores it until it starts to itch and swell. One night, she feels something burst out of the spot. Hundreds of baby spiders crawl out of her face.
"Is Something Wrong?": A man is driving home from work when he sees a hitchhiker on the road. He stops to pick him up, but the hitchhiker says nothing. The man notices that the hitchhiker has blood on his clothes and a knife in his hand. He asks him if something is wrong, but the hitchhiker only smiles.
Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill is a popular and influential book that has scared and entertained generations of readers. It has been praised for its storytelling, creativity, diversity, and originality. It has also been criticized for its violence, gore, and disturbing imagery. The book has been challenged and banned in some schools and libraries for being too scary and inappropriate for children. However, many fans and critics have defended the book as a valuable and harmless source of fun and imagination.
If you are looking for some spooky stories to read or tell at night, you might want to check out Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill. But be warned: you might not be able to sleep afterwards!