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Alvin Schwartz (1) (1927–1992)

Autor(a) de Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

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About the Author

Alvin Schwartz was born April 25, 1927.Schwartz began his career as a journalist, but, after the publication of his bestselling book A Twister of Twists, a Tangler of Tongues, he devoted himself to becoming a collector and arranger of folk wisdom, rhyme, and silliness. Schwartz is known for a body mostrar mais of work of more than two dozen books of folklore for young readers that explore everything from wordplay and humor to tales and legends of all kinds. Schwatz is best known for the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series, which featured gruesome, nightmarish illustrations by Stephen Gammell. The series was America's most frequently challenged book (or book series) for library inclusion of 1990-1999. Alvin Schwartz died in Princeton, New Jersey on March 14, 1992. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Alvin Schwartz

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1981) 4,161 cópias
There Is a Carrot in My Ear and Other Noodle Tales (1982) — Retold by — 660 cópias
Stories to Tell a Cat (1992) 58 cópias
Telling Fortunes (1987) 18 cópias
Rainy Day Book (1968) 14 cópias
Hobbies (1972) 12 cópias
When I Grew Up Long Ago (1978) 10 cópias
Going Camping (1969) 6 cópias
Stores (1977) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Beware! (2002) — Contribuinte — 231 cópias
Scary Stories to Read When It's Dark (2000) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, April 1975 (1975) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 1, September 1976 — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 3, November 1978 (1978) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 4, December 1978 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



I listened to this on audiobook, and the narrator was lovely. Revisiting children's books as an adult for nostalgia, in particular various books Alvin Schwartz wrote. -This- book made me fall in love with horror as a child. -This- book has the wonderful story "Jenny's Ribbon," that I was so enchanted by and remain so. It's a marvelous retelling of Washington Irving's "The Adventure of the German Student" only--I treasure this one, but I liked the original a lot when I heard it as an adult. "Jenny's Ribbon" will likely always have a sense of fearful wonder for me. If I were introducing people to the story, for adults and children alike I would pick "Jenny's Ribbon" first and -then- say "It's a retelling of Washington Irving's story." I could go into experiences around this story I've had as a kid and teenager, but that would make me seem outrageously creepy, so I will not. They are positive and I hope I will always treasure them. I hope others will treasure the stories I did.… (mais)
iszevthere | outras 12 resenhas | May 28, 2024 |
Zev, this one has the story with the girl who takes a warm bath after her face feels awful. It's called "The Red Spot."
Four stars of nostalgia. The review I left for the first book in this series, "Scary Stories to tell in the Dark" fits here, too. Some of the stories are still spine-tingling! These still do hold up after all these years. I hope kids delight in them as much as I did.
iszevthere | outras 24 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |
Four stars of nostalgia. The first book in this series, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" review I wrote applies here, too.
iszevthere | outras 35 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |
Four stars for nostalgia. What a great way to show little kids how to tell a horror story! These were truly scary to me as a kid, and I loved reciting them to others. I misremembered some of them actually, and was fascinated to read them again. I recognized several from their "adult" or original versions, and was pleased. It would explain why, when I heard them as an adult, I thought "these sound familiar" but couldn't figure out why. It's because I read retellings as a kid.

I congratulate the author on his success, and am thrilled that he added a bibliography, notes and sources. I congratulate the illustrator on his success as well! I remembered the drawings as being far more detailed and creepy, but yeah, I am probably thinking of other books. I still really enjoyed the illustrations.

I hope these books continue to be widely read and the stories recited.
… (mais)
iszevthere | outras 86 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |



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