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A Century of Children's Ghost Stories By Edited by Philippa Pearce

A Century of Children's Ghost Stories
by Edited by Philippa Pearce

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This spine-tingling collection brings together 40 ghost stories to captivate children and adults alike. This anthology presents a selection of tales by outstanding children's authors including "A School Story","The Ghostly Goat of Glaramar" and "The House that Lacked a Bogle".
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A Century of Children's Ghost Stories: Tales of Dread and Delight by Edited by Philippa Pearce

For this spine-tingling new collection, Philippa Pearce, herself an award-winning children's writer, has brought together 40 ghost stories to captivate children and adults alike. Beginning with M. R. James's `A School Story', and including `The Ghostly Goat of Glaramar' and `The House that Lacked a Bogle', this anthology presents tales by outstanding children's authors: amongst them Eleanor Farjeon, Alison Uttley, Jan Mark, Penelope Lively, Leon Garfield, and Tim Wynne-Jones.

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About Edited by Philippa Pearce

About the Editor:
Philippa Pearce is the author of numerous influential children's books--several of which have been broadcast on television and radio. Her best-known include Tom's Midnight Garden (which won the Carnegie Medal in 1958), Minnow in the Say, The Shadow Cage and other Tales of the Supernatural and Who's Afraid?.

Table of Contents

M. R. James - "A School Story"; A. C. Benson - "Out of the Sea"; H. F. W. Tatham - "Manfred's Three Wishes"; William J. Wintle - "The Light in the Dormitory"; Walter de la Mare - "Miss Jemima"; Arthur Machen - "Johnny Double"; Eleanor Farjeon - "Elsie Piddock Skips on her Sleep"; Lucy Boston - "The Tiger-Skin Rug"; William Pene du Bois - "Elisabeth the Cow Ghost"; Robert Bright - "Georgie"; David Severn - "All in the Night's Work" ;Christopher Woodforde - "Richard"; Alison Uttley - "The Wee Ghostie"; Robert Arthur - "The Haunted Trailer"; Sorche Nic Leodhas - "The House that Lacked a Bogle"; Pamela Ropner - "The January Queen"; R. Chetwynd-Hayes - "Brownie"; Michael Kenyon - "The Ghost of Top Wood"; Dorothy Edwards - "The Old White Ghost and the Old Grey Grandad"; Margaret Mahy - "Looking for a Ghost"; Philippa Pearce - "At the River-Gates"; Ruth Park - "Sombody lives in the Nobody House"; J. S. Leatherbarrow - "The Ghostly Goat of Glaramara"; Joan Aiken - "She was Afraid of Upstairs"; Isaac Bashevis Singer - "The Extinguished Lights"; Jan Mark - " Who's a Pretty Boy, Then?"; Penelope Lively - "Uninvited Ghosts"; Farrukh Dhondy - "The Bride"; George Mackay Brown - "Ivor"; Vivien Alcock - "Siren Song"; Adidan Chambers - "The Tower"; Grace Hallworth - "The Guitarist"; Leon Garfield - "A Grave Misunderstanding"; Ruskin Bond - "Ghost Trouble"; Paul Yee - "Spirits of the Railway"; Barbara Griffiths - "Many Happy Returns!"; Robert Westall - The Beach"; Susan Price - "Across the Fields"; Tim Wynne-Jones: - "The Clearing"; John Gordon - "The Burning Baby"

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A Century of Children's Ghost Stories: Tales of Dread and Delight by Edited by Philippa Pearce
Edited by Philippa Pearce
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Oxford University Press
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