Spooky Texas Tales

spooky-texas-talesA state as large as Texas just has to have an abundance of ghosts, goblins and things that bump through the night. In fact, Texas has such a drove of phantoms that Lone Star kids can share their terrifying treasures with kids elsewhere. Beating the brush for malevolent apparitions such as the hideous Hairy Man as well as the always hungry Raw Head, Spook Chasers Tim Tingle and Doc Moore drive the whole maverick herd of werefolk out of the delightfully diabolic dark and onto the printed page. These 10 creepy tales, plus Gina Miller’s droll drawings, shed the entertaining light of spooky fun upon a skeleton grinning from a chimney, a foolish girl who taunts a giant owl-woman and that great favorite, the mysterious woman with the forever golden arm. Tingle and Moore also have a companion volume—Texas Ghost Stories: Fifty Favorites for the Telling. —William Garwood

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