By Vivian Vande Velde
A boy is trapped in a possessed automobile that has stalled within the direction of an oncoming teach. a lady is dragged right into a crypt in the course of a box journey to an eighteenth-century cemetery. A team of neighbors meet their destiny after an unsettling stopover at with a backwoods psychic. and that is simply the beginning. Celebrated author Vivian Vande Velde is at her spine-tingling most sensible during this number of 13 frightening tales, all of which occur on Halloween evening. With stories that diversity from the aggravating to the downright ugly, this is often one assortment that youth should want to learn with the lighting on . . . and the doorways locked.
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There were few enough days for the haunted hayrides. You couldn't have them in September: That was pushing the season and people weren't interested—or not enough to make it worthwhile being open; and you obviously had to stop after Halloween. It was a shame to lose nights to bad weather. She had just convinced herself that she had imagined the rumble, when it came again. Closer this time. Definitely thunder. She could hear the tractor, too. She thought they'd come in—the thunder wasn't that close, but then, through the open doors, she saw a flicker of lightning.
Justin repeated. " "Turn the key to off," MARIAN said. "Wait five minutes, then turn the key in the ignition without pumping the accelerator. Recalculating. " Justin muttered that he'd never heard of such a thing, but he did as MARIAN instructed. The fall night was perfectly quiet. Justin tried humming, but he couldn't carry a tune, and he sounded bad even to himself. He had asked his parents for a new CD player for the car for Christmas, but he didn't think he'd be able to wait two months. " "Hey," Justin said.
Summary: Presents thirteen tales of Halloween horrors, including ghosts, vampires, and pranks gone awry. 1. Halloween—Juvenile fiction. 2. Supernatural—Juvenile fiction. 3. Children's stories, American. [1. Halloween—Fiction. 2. Supernatural—Fiction. 3. Horror stories. 4. ] I. Title. V2773All 2006 [Fic]—dc22 2006005439 ISBN-13: 978-0-15-205576-9 ISBN-10: 0-15-205576-2 Text set in Bembo Designed by Cathy Riggs First edition A C E G H F D B Printed in the United States of America Contents Come in and Rest a Spell 1 MARIAN 9 Morgan Roehmar's Boys 29 Only on All Hallows' Eve 61 Cemetery Field Trip 71 Best Friends 97 Pretending 111 I Want to Thank You 137 When and How 141 When My Parents Come to Visit 155 Edward, Lost and Far from Home 175 My Real Mother 189 Holding On 215 To the members of RACWI (Rochester Area Children's Writers & Illustrators), whose support is legendary Come in and Rest a Spell Don't be shy.