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Through the Flashlight's Beam: A Collection of Classic Scary Stories for Reading Aloud - cover

Through the Flashlight's Beam: A Collection of Classic Scary Stories for Reading Aloud

Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, H.P. Lovecraft, Mary Shelley, Rudyard Kipling, H. G. Wells, W. W. Jacobs, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

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In celebration of our history’s rich oral tradition of storytelling, we invite you to bring your flashlight up to your chin and get ready to make your listeners want to sleep with a nightlight. Through the Flashlight’s Beam is a collection of the very best scary story classics including some of the most popular characters in the history of suspense including Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Headless Horseman as well as a cast of other ghosts, vampires, and other beasts sure to delight and terrify readers of all ages. These are the ultimate horror all-stars by the most familiar names in fear including Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft, Washington Irving and more. Whether you intend to read these stories at bedtime for a spine tingling tale before sleep, to your class each October to get everyone in the mood for Halloween, or by flashlight around the campfire, we think you’ll find chills and thrills aplenty in these tales.

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