Publisher description for Beware! : R.L. Stine picks his favorite scary stories / R.L. Stine.


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Counter Dim the lights. Lock the doors. Pull down the shades -- and BEWARE! It's time to read R.L. Stine's favorite scary stories, plus two new tales of his own!

R.L. Stine has gathered a selection of all things scary. Short stories, tales old and new, comics, and poems. It's a spine-tingling collection of work by dozens of writers and artists who are famous for hair-raising fun.

Discover a ghastly secret in a retelling of the classic story "The Judge's House," by Bram Stoker. Peek into a Christmas stocking that holds a shocking surprise in a Vault of Horror comic, "A Sock for Christmas." Meet an ice cream man who will chill your blood in "Mister Ice Cold" by Gahan Wilson.

But first, visit an evil carnival in "The Black Ferris," by Ray Bradbury. R.L. Stine says that this story changed his life! Find out why in his introduction. Be sure to read all the introductions -- because R.L. reveals why he picked these stories for you, why he finds them the creepiest ... the funniest ... the scariest!

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Horror tales, American, Horror tales, English, Children's stories, American, Children's stories, English, Horror stories, Short stories