Frieda Hughes, daughter of the poet Ted Hughes, has written three wonderfully scary stories. They are bleak, stark and guaranteed to send a chill down the spine of any 8 – 12 year old. A true Halloween title and a great gift for boys.
Three bizarre stories, each with a twist in the tail, are reminiscent of Roald Dahl’s and Paul Jennings’ short stories. From the weird Clockwork Dog with strangely human features, to the Granny posessed by a wicked spirit, to the Little Brother who concocts a special chemical to make things grow… each makes the hairs on your head tingle.
What two boys said about the stories:
I enjoyed reading the story, Little Brother. In some places it was extremely funny, and in others it sort of scared the reader and made their feet feel tense and alert. A very good read. Santosh Joshi, aged 9
The story, The Clockwork Dog, is interesting with a clear plot, great characters and once you start rading it, it captures you and you just have to know what happens the that dog, Blackie. Funny and scary. Tom Allan, aged 9
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Frieda Hughes is the daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. She is well-known as an artist, as well as an author for children, and has had many exhibitions. She is married to the Australian/Hungarian artist Laszlo Lukacs. Frieda has given readings of her own poetry in the States, where she is particularly well-received. Her books include: Wooroloo: Poems – two collections, published by HarperCollins, and The Thing in the Sink, Rent a Friend and The Tall Story, illustrated by Chris Riddell and published by Hodder Wayland.From the Back Cover:
'Guaranteed to give you nightmares…'
Have you ever been so terrified your heart pounds, your blood freezes, a cold shiver slithers down your back, and you really believe your next breath will be your last?
Three scary stories, three terrifying tales: a spider's web which catches more than flies… a gift from your granny which you never want to get… and a wish that goes horribly wrong…
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Book Description HarperCollinsChildrensBooks, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1412244
Book Description HarperCollinsChildrensBooks, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Ex-library book. This is an ex-library book and therefore has stamps throughout. It is also likely to have considerable shelf-ware. It is however still in useable condition, and a great read. Thanks. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1423611
Book Description Collins. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0007106017I5N00
Book Description Collins. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory # G0007106017I3N00
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # TT01185435B
Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. An EX LIBRARY copy in VERY GOOD overall condition. May have some library stamps, marks etc. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001010637
Book Description HarperCollinsChildrensBooks, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1103555
Book Description Collins, 2001. Book Condition: Very Good. Riddell, Chris (illustrator). 1st. Bookseller Inventory # 81129
Book Description London: Collins, 2001. First Edition. 8vo. 142pp. Printed wrappers. Fine. Juvenile stories by the daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. No hardbound edition. Bookseller Inventory # 6674
Book Description Collins, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-198-71-7445007