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The Big Book of Horror: 21 Tales to Make You Tremble

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These chillingly illustrated tales deliver shivery pleasure for brave young readers willing to confront murderers, body snatchers, madmen, and other creatures of the night. What terror lurks on these pages, with their eerie, unsettling art, filled with dark shadows and distorted lines? In Guy de Maupassant’s “The Hand,” a hunter proudly displays a gruesome trophy from a ma These chillingly illustrated tales deliver shivery pleasure for brave young readers willing to confront murderers, body snatchers, madmen, and other creatures of the night. What terror lurks on these pages, with their eerie, unsettling art, filled with dark shadows and distorted lines? In Guy de Maupassant’s “The Hand,” a hunter proudly displays a gruesome trophy from a manhunt…until the trophy decides to take revenge. The hero of Le Fanu’s “Sir Dominick’s Bargain” makes a deal with the devil: all goes well until the day the devil returns to claim his half of the bargain… With stories by such classic writers as Poe, Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson and many others, it’s the perfect Halloween collection for fearless kids.


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These chillingly illustrated tales deliver shivery pleasure for brave young readers willing to confront murderers, body snatchers, madmen, and other creatures of the night. What terror lurks on these pages, with their eerie, unsettling art, filled with dark shadows and distorted lines? In Guy de Maupassant’s “The Hand,” a hunter proudly displays a gruesome trophy from a ma These chillingly illustrated tales deliver shivery pleasure for brave young readers willing to confront murderers, body snatchers, madmen, and other creatures of the night. What terror lurks on these pages, with their eerie, unsettling art, filled with dark shadows and distorted lines? In Guy de Maupassant’s “The Hand,” a hunter proudly displays a gruesome trophy from a manhunt…until the trophy decides to take revenge. The hero of Le Fanu’s “Sir Dominick’s Bargain” makes a deal with the devil: all goes well until the day the devil returns to claim his half of the bargain… With stories by such classic writers as Poe, Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson and many others, it’s the perfect Halloween collection for fearless kids.

30 review for The Big Book of Horror: 21 Tales to Make You Tremble

  1. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    Love the art work throughout this book!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Cristina Boncea

    Cartea e structurată pe patru părți, clasificări ale genului horror: MOARTEA BOALA ȘI NEBUNIA PUTEREA MINȚII și MALEFICUL. Prima parte m-a lăsat cu ochii în soare. Poate și din cauza așteptărilor mele prea mari și diferite de ceea ce a fost prezentat. Cel mai mult mi-a plăcut prima poveste, "Impiegatul" de Charles Dickens. Partea a doua cu povești pe tema BOLII și a NEBUNIEI mi s-a părut cea mai bună. Poveștile au avut și morală dar aceasta a fost într-adevăr horror. De la PUTEREA MINȚII aveam sincer așt Cartea e structurată pe patru părți, clasificări ale genului horror: MOARTEA BOALA ȘI NEBUNIA PUTEREA MINȚII și MALEFICUL. Prima parte m-a lăsat cu ochii în soare. Poate și din cauza așteptărilor mele prea mari și diferite de ceea ce a fost prezentat. Cel mai mult mi-a plăcut prima poveste, "Impiegatul" de Charles Dickens. Partea a doua cu povești pe tema BOLII și a NEBUNIEI mi s-a părut cea mai bună. Poveștile au avut și morală dar aceasta a fost într-adevăr horror. De la PUTEREA MINȚII aveam sincer așteptări mult mai mari dar cele patru povești au fost bunicele. Ultima parte ar fi putut fi de asemenea mult mai bună dar per ansamblu, poveștile au fost interesante. Nu știu la ce categorie de vârstă se încadrează cartea dar pe mine nu m-a făcut "să tremur de frică" așa cum îmi doream și uneori, doar m-a surprins plăcut. Cred că mi-ar fi plăcut să fie mult mai thriller-horror și nu fantasy-horror, adică lucrurile povestite acolo să se poată întâmpla cu adevărat, să fie un mister complet și poate chiar să am coșmaruri de la ele. Cel mai des întâlnite cred că au fost poveștile lui Edgar Allan Poe care mi-au plăcut în mare parte. Preferatele mele sunt "El?", "Puțul și pendului", "Străinul" și "Morella" care chiar mi-au dat de gândit asupra anumitor teme. Cred că acum vreau să citesc mai multe chestii scrise de Edgar Allan Poe. Mi-a plăcut în special ultima pagină, unde prezintă lucrurile stranii și nefericite din viețile autorilor cuprinși în volum (cei mai mulți au sfârșit la sanatoriu). Și ador desenele.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Joselyne Gómez

    Las ilustraciones lo son todoooo🙌🏼

  4. 5 out of 5

    Alissa

    ~Genre: Poetry ~Awards: None ~Audience: Grades 4-6 ~Describe the type of poetry (lyric, narrative, form, free verse). Free verse narrative Each poem tells its own individual story with no particular structure. ~Discuss one way the author uses poetic elements (rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, onomatopoeia, figurative language, or sensory imagery). Figurative language mixed with visual sensory imagery is used throughout the various poems. The final poem describes the best example of this. It describes wha ~Genre: Poetry ~Awards: None ~Audience: Grades 4-6 ~Describe the type of poetry (lyric, narrative, form, free verse). Free verse narrative Each poem tells its own individual story with no particular structure. ~Discuss one way the author uses poetic elements (rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, onomatopoeia, figurative language, or sensory imagery). Figurative language mixed with visual sensory imagery is used throughout the various poems. The final poem describes the best example of this. It describes what happened when a man boastfully struck the wall behind which he had buried his wife whom he murdered, “When the cane hit the wall, it was answered by a voice from within the tomb! At first it sounded like the sobbing of a child, but it soon grew stronger, until it turned into a terrifying, inhuman, howl, a wail of horror and triumph. I staggered to the opposite wall, almost fainting. Fear rendered me helpless.” Though simply reading words on a page, readers can hear the sound that emitted from behind the wall and share in the feeling that it gave the man. The author begins with phrases and sounds that are familiar such as “the sobbing of a child”, then builds, making readers use their imaginations to interpret what “a wail of horror and triumph” must sound like. The author goes on to describe the man’s response. Though most people have never felt the guilt or fear that comes from having murdered someone and being found out, readers can watch the scene play out and empathize with the man, though they disagree with his choices.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Uku

    Collection of old and not so old classic horror stories. Can only wonder why the heck they have gotten children's book edit with rahter odd, blocky illustrations. At least the illustrations were somehow related to the story but not spooky or anything. Minus one star come from children's book edition and from illustrations and illustration style which I didn't like. And seeing siluette of cat hung on the tree... just.. call it tasteless. It's in Edgar Allan Poe's story where main character start Collection of old and not so old classic horror stories. Can only wonder why the heck they have gotten children's book edit with rahter odd, blocky illustrations. At least the illustrations were somehow related to the story but not spooky or anything. Minus one star come from children's book edition and from illustrations and illustration style which I didn't like. And seeing siluette of cat hung on the tree... just.. call it tasteless. It's in Edgar Allan Poe's story where main character start to develope drinking problem along with mental problem and starts to abuse his pet and wife. He gets what's coming for him in the end. -Spoilers.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Miss Ryoko

    I was a little torn as to what my rating would be for this book, because in the beginning, I was very bored. The stories were boring and tedious. But about halfway through, they started getting better. However, despite how I felt at the beginning of the book, what I enjoyed most about this book is the language. The book is comprised of short stories by very well known authors, such as Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Louis Stevenson, etc. and I was pleased to see that e I was a little torn as to what my rating would be for this book, because in the beginning, I was very bored. The stories were boring and tedious. But about halfway through, they started getting better. However, despite how I felt at the beginning of the book, what I enjoyed most about this book is the language. The book is comprised of short stories by very well known authors, such as Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Louis Stevenson, etc. and I was pleased to see that even though the book was adapted as a children's book, the language was still rich and authentic. I love seeing detailed language and extensive vocabulary in children's books because I feel a lot of their books are being dumbed down with the language these days, which is just ridiculous. The illustrations by Pedro Rodriguez were very fun. I enjoyed them. And I'm pretty sure the title font both on the book cover and the stories inside are in the Guitar Hero font, which I found amusing. Collectively, a decent book for kids introducing them to some of the most historic authors of all time.

  7. 5 out of 5

    SemneBune

    M-am ȋndrăgostit de cele „21 de povești care te vor face să tremuri”, o mini-antologie apărută la editura Corint și minunat ilustrată de Pedro Rodríguez. A fost dragoste la prima vedere prin gaura cheii, după cum va observa și cititorul care va achiziționa această bijuterie ȋnnegurată și-i va deschide coperta ingenios decupată. La ȋnfățișare, cărțulia pare destinată copiilor: fiecare pagină este ornată cu poze colorate, iar textele marilor autori de literatură horror și fantasy sunt despuiate de M-am ȋndrăgostit de cele „21 de povești care te vor face să tremuri”, o mini-antologie apărută la editura Corint și minunat ilustrată de Pedro Rodríguez. A fost dragoste la prima vedere prin gaura cheii, după cum va observa și cititorul care va achiziționa această bijuterie ȋnnegurată și-i va deschide coperta ingenios decupată. La ȋnfățișare, cărțulia pare destinată copiilor: fiecare pagină este ornată cu poze colorate, iar textele marilor autori de literatură horror și fantasy sunt despuiate de lungimea lor din fașă; ele sunt transformate (nu, nu ȋn vȃrcolaci) ȋn mici istorioare ce rezumă povestea originală, păstrȃnd elementele-cheie de mister și suspans. de la sursă: „Poe-vesti” de groaza – 21 de motive sa nu citesti noaptea – SemneBune http://semnebune.ro/2014/poe-vesti-de...

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lectora brújula

    Una magnífica selección de relatos clásicos de terror, perfectamente adaptados para un público más infantil. Definitivamente, los peques temblaran de miedo... pero los adultos puede que no tanto. Por otro lado, este libro nos brinda a los mayores una oportunidad de oro para descubrir a los grandes clásicos con el mínimo esfuerzo. Y sí, la edición es tan maravillosa como parece, porque las ilustraciones de Pedro Rodríguez son escalofriantes, preciosas y muy fieles a las descripciones de cada relat Una magnífica selección de relatos clásicos de terror, perfectamente adaptados para un público más infantil. Definitivamente, los peques temblaran de miedo... pero los adultos puede que no tanto. Por otro lado, este libro nos brinda a los mayores una oportunidad de oro para descubrir a los grandes clásicos con el mínimo esfuerzo. Y sí, la edición es tan maravillosa como parece, porque las ilustraciones de Pedro Rodríguez son escalofriantes, preciosas y muy fieles a las descripciones de cada relato.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    What is unique about this book is that it can introduce children to many classics authors such as, Dickens and Poe. The stories are each only a page or two long and aren't too scary. Rodriguez's eerie illustrations bring the stories to life and this book will likely be appealing to readers from many reading levels. What is unique about this book is that it can introduce children to many classics authors such as, Dickens and Poe. The stories are each only a page or two long and aren't too scary. Rodriguez's eerie illustrations bring the stories to life and this book will likely be appealing to readers from many reading levels.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nina

    I grabbed this book on my way out of the library. Little did I know it's intended for young readers. I didn't let it come to my heart and excitement grew once I saw the list of stories! But... then the disappointment hit me in the face. Obviously they meant ‘children’. They might indeed require some sort of adaptation, yet I can’t help but thinking all those great authors deserve a lot more. I grabbed this book on my way out of the library. Little did I know it's intended for young readers. I didn't let it come to my heart and excitement grew once I saw the list of stories! But... then the disappointment hit me in the face. Obviously they meant ‘children’. They might indeed require some sort of adaptation, yet I can’t help but thinking all those great authors deserve a lot more.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Alissa

    Wow, this is the best horror book I've ever read, er adapted . . . Wow, this is the best horror book I've ever read, er adapted . . .

  12. 4 out of 5

    natycuac

    Ahora a ver monitos o algo adorable para poder dormir sin pensar en lo que leí xD

  13. 5 out of 5

    Angelyn

    It took me only a day to read this book and even thought its title is "The Big Book of Fear" I didn't scare at all! The stories were nice, but not what I expected them to be! It took me only a day to read this book and even thought its title is "The Big Book of Fear" I didn't scare at all! The stories were nice, but not what I expected them to be!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ianolia

  15. 5 out of 5

    Pablo Antonio

  16. 4 out of 5

    Carolina

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sabrina

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ángel Sánchez

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jessica ♡

  20. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

  21. 5 out of 5

    De'Shawn

  22. 4 out of 5

    007spyguy

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mary Harker

  24. 5 out of 5

    Juan Diego

  25. 5 out of 5

    Angela

  26. 4 out of 5

    Daniela

  27. 5 out of 5

    Adrian-Monk

  28. 4 out of 5

    Doctor

  29. 4 out of 5

    Justyna Helena

  30. 5 out of 5

    Vicky

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