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eBook A Century of Children's Ghost Stories: Tales of Dread and Delight download ISBN: 0192880144
Author: Philippa Pearce
Publisher: Oxford University Press (April 17, 1997)
Language: English
Pages: 368
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Category: Literature
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Dread and Delight book. Philippa Pearce OBE was an English author of children's books.

Dread and Delight book. Her most famous work is the time slip fantasy novel Tom's Midnight Garden, which won the 1958 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, as the year's outstanding children's book by a British subject. Pearce was four further times a commended runner-up for the Medal. The Shadow Cage and other tales of the supernatural (1977), Minnow on the Say, Bubble and Squeak, and Sattin Shore were all Carnegie Medal runners-up.

As a genre, children's ghost writing is a relative newcomer to the literary field. While children's literature has flourished for over 200 years. Older YA readers will relish this collection of a century of children's ghost stories, which contains many advanced plots and intriguing ghostly outcomes. Kids at the high school level and many an adult will find these 40 ghost stories may have been written for children over the course of a century, but are quite literary, challenging reads for a wide age range. Contributors from around the world make for a varied collection indeed.

For this spine-tingling new collection, Philippa Pearce, herself an award-winning children's writer, has brought together 40 ghost stories to captivate children and adults alike. Beginning with M. R. James's & School Story', and including & Ghostly Goat of Glaramar' and & House that Lacked a Bogle', this anthology presents tales by outstanding children's authors: amongst them Eleanor Farjeon, Alison Uttley, Jan Mark, Penelope Lively, Leon Garfield, and Tim Wynne-Jones.

This collection of 40 ghost stories, written for children over the past century, draws on authors throughout the .

This collection of 40 ghost stories, written for children over the past century, draws on authors throughout the English-speaking world. It features the work of such writers as . James and Leon Garfield, plus two previously unpublished stories by Lucy Boston and Robert Westall. Her best-known include Tom's Midnight Garden (which won the Carnegie Medal in 1958), Minnow in the Say, The Shadow Cage and other Tales of the Supernatural and Who's Afraid?. Country of Publication.

Philippa Pearce, herself and award-winning children's writer, has brought together forty ghost stories to captivate children and adults alike. Used availability for Philippa Pearce's A Century of Children's Ghost Stories. Genre: Young Adult Fantasy. October 1996 : UK Paperback.

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A Century of Children's Ghost Stories : Tales of Dread and Delight Philippa Pearce, herself an award-winning children's writer, has brought together forty ghost storie s to captivate children and adults alike.

A Century of Children's Ghost Stories : Tales of Dread and Delight. Select Format: Hardcover Philippa Pearce, herself an award-winning children's writer, has brought together forty ghost storie s to captivate children and adults alike. ISBN13:9780192880147. Release Date:April 1997.

Philippa Pearce was born in 1920 and grew up in a millhouse in the village of Great Shelford in England. Summary: A collection of thirty-seven stories previously published in magazines or books, including tales of animals, ghosts, and everyday life. ISBN 0-06-623964-8 (trade). The millhouse, the river, the garden-all of these settings have played important parts in Ms. Pearce’s books. The Daily Telegraph recently described Philippa Pearce as possibly the greatest living British writer for children. She is the author of many books, several of which are considered classics both in the United States and in her native England. ISBN 0-06-623965-6 (lib. bd.

As a genre, children's ghost writing is a relative newcomer to the literary field. While children's literature has flourished for over 200 years, supernatural fiction for the young has really only come into its own in the twentieth century. Dread and Delight, a spine-tingling collection of 40 ghost stories written for children over the course of the present century, charts its development from its roots in the writings of authors such as M. R. James, A. C. Benson and Walter de la Mare, to renowned modern authors including Isaac Bashevis Singer, Jan Mark, Leon Garfield, and Penelope Lively. Compiled by the award-winning novelist Phillipa Pearce, author of the classic children's book Tom's Midnight Garden, these stories will captivate adults and children alike. Pearce includes two previously unpublished stories by Lucy Boston and Robert Westall, and a full introduction and lively notes on the authors. The collected stories represent an engaging variety--drawn from all over the English-speaking world, including America, India, and the Caribbean as well as Great Britain. Treating the supernatural with humor and whimsy, as well as with a proper respect, the tales all succeed brilliantly in creating an atmosphere of suspense or unease in order to produce the pleasurable tingle of anticipation that children relish as much as adults. As Phillip Pearce writes in her introduction, "fear becomes awe and wonder...the delight is in the dread."