Author(s): Chris Powling
A collection of nine spooky stories, this book is sure to enthrall and entertain every young reader. There are thrills and chills aplenty, but also lots of laughs in this winning combination of contemporary original stories and retellings of traditional tales.
"'Things that Go Bump in the Day' by Tony Ross 'Widdershins' by Ann Turnbull 'The Bravest Man in the World' by Robert Hull 'Mine' by Anthony Masters 'A Face in the Dark' by Ruskin Bond 'Bush Medicine' by Faustin Charles 'Tsipporah' by Adele Geras 'A Loathly Lady' by Susan Price 'The Oddment' by Chris Powling"
Chris Powling has been a teacher, a headmaster, an editor, a critic and a broadcaster. He is adult-books editor for Classic FM where he presents a monthly review on the programme Classic Newsnight. He's the author of more than sixty books, both fiction and non-fiction, mainly for the 3-12 age range. His best-known titles include The Mustang Machine and The Phantom Carwash (Barn Owl Books) and The Conker as Hard as a Diamond (Happy Cat Books). He lives in South London. Sue Mason received a design and illustration degree from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle in 1995. She moved to London and worked as a children's books designer at Walker Books. In 2001 she started illustrating, and has been published by Barrington Stoke, Orchard Books and Walker Books. She lives and works in London.