- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Viking; 1 edition (1 October 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0670028916
- ISBN-13: 978-0670028917
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.2 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 408 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Spookiest Stories Paperback – 1 Oct 2007
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About the Author
The Paul Jennings phenomenon began with the publication of Unreal! in 1985. Since then, readers all around the world have devoured his books.
Paul Jennings has written over one hundred stories and has been voted 'favourite author' over forty times by children in Australia, winning every children's choice award. The toprating TV series Round the Twist and Driven Crazy are based on a selection of his enormously popular short-story collections such as Unseen! which was awarded the 1999 Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Children's Book. In 1995 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to children's literature and was awarded the prestigious Dromkeen Medal in 2001. Paul has sold more than 8 million books worldwide.
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My personal favourite story is "Seeshell", about a shell with an eye that shows the owner bad things happening in the near future, and they can't be stopped. Meanwhile, the main character is trying to get used to living on a boat, plus he had to watch that he doesn't get to close to the boatowners' little sister, who has a crush on him.
Despite the book being called "Spookiest", none of the stories are actually that frightening, and everyone over seven should be fine reading it. A few stories have vaguely worrying concepts, but they always end happily, and often, the threat turns out to be more of a friend than enemy. For example, the face in "Listen Ear" that keeps following the main character seems frightening at first, but it actually helps the main character by proving that he didn't steal his dad's valuable compass. Similarly, the ghost from "A Good Tip For Ghosts" seems very threatening at first, but then it turns out he just wanted to find his false teeth before going to the afterlife, and he even does the main characters a favour by scaring their bully. Parents do not need to be worried about giving this to their kids to read.
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