By Vivian Vande Velde
A boy is trapped in a possessed vehicle that has stalled within the direction of an oncoming educate. a woman is dragged right into a crypt in the course of a box journey to an eighteenth-century cemetery. A team of pals 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 selection of 13 frightening tales, all of which happen on Halloween evening. With stories that variety from the aggravating to the downright ugly, this can be one assortment that children should want to learn with the lighting fixtures on . . . and the doorways locked.
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Extra resources for All Hallows' Eve: 13 stories
Ashley missed the answer due to static, which was probably from dropping her headset and/or the battery pack once too often. She jiggled the wire that connected them, and by then somebody else was off on a different joke—evidence, if she had needed it, that Dan's joke hadn't led to uncontrollable laughter. "Here comes the rain," Nikko announced, and in another moment it started, as suddenly as someone turning on the shower, sharp and distinct-sounding, like an infinite number of thrown pebbles.
Sixteen years of living in Farnham was enough to make anyone's brain begin to slumber, but Martin was determined not to let this happen to him, as it had so obviously happened to all the elders of the village, and to so many of his kinsfolk, and was now beginning to happen to his age-mates. Even his cousin Raleigh, who had always been good for thinking up schemes and pranks and ways to get out of working any more than was absolutely necessary, even Raleigh was no longer fun. Lately he was taken with Lissa, the blacksmith's daughter, and all of a sudden he was concerned about not looking foolish, or lazy, and he was absorbed with searching out opportunities to talk with her, and—failing that—to talking about her.
But why was his spirit—his ghost, whatever (she felt silly even thinking the words to herself)—still here? Something must be wrong. Well, duh. Something beyond that he'd been killed in a terrible way. All the boys had been killed in a terrible way. Why was this one still here—she again cringed at the wording—haunting? No matter where Roehmar killed them—and the police suspected it hadn't been at the house—afterward he brought the bodies back to the farm, cut them into manageable pieces, wrapped them in plastic bags, and shoved them into the basement's crawl space.
All Hallows' Eve: 13 stories by Vivian Vande Velde