Dare to Be Scared 4: Thirteen More Tales of Terror

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 7n/a6.360871
In this new addition to the series, author Robert D. San Souci and illustrator David Ouimet join forces to present 13 deliciously frightening tales. Elements of urban legend and folklore are utilized to weave powerful and suspenseful (yet age-appropriate) stories that young readers are sure to revisit, finding new meaning — and shivers — with each reading. In Dare to Be Scared 4, the stories range from "Fairy Godmother" to "A Really Scary Story" that should bear a label warning: Books can be dangerous! In "Snow Day," Connor soon discovers that you can't make big magic without paying for it big time. It's best to have a flashlight for under-the-covers story-reading that reveals what's really behind the closed doors of the "Principal's Office," on the railroad tracks at dusk in "Heading Home," and the eerie fate of 13-year-old Peter in "Moonrise." David Ouimet's unique scratchboard illustrations and Robert San D. Souci's compelling prose make this a welcome jaunt through the world of ghosts and ghouls along with the children trying to escape their clutches!
Hardcover, 229 pages
Published on October 13, 2009 by Cricket Books
ISBN-10: 0812627547
ISBN-13: 9780812627541
1 Book Review
  • zamupivipizyjo
    zamupivipizyjoalmost 5 years
    The theme of this story is meeting her grandparents for the first time, for example in the story the grandfather tells Amy to come to his grave stone the third night of his death and call his name, Amy needs to learn that those tricks never works. Also one of the main lessons to be learned is to never sneak out of your house during the night or day. Another main lesson to be learned is if your grandfather punched your mother in the jaw you probably don't want to go see him no matter what. Amy also learns why her mom didn't want to see her father. Finally Amy's grandmother was the nicer one out of her and Amy's grandfather because she made Amy hot coco cookies and gave her some tea. I'd rate this book a, "3 out of 10" and the illustrations a, "6 out of 10". I'd recommend this book for the people who like sci-fi spooky books. One unanswered question is how did Amy's grandmother hear her leave the house?