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From the Author of My Teacher is an Alien...

[Bruce Coville's Book of Spine Tinglers (american cover)]

Featuring The Thing in Auntie Alma's Pond and other chilling tales by Vivian Vande Velde, Patrick Bone, Sherwood Smith, and many more.


Bruce Coville's Book of Spine Tinglers

What makes your Skin Crawl?

Did you ever have a vampire scratching at your window, see or hear what other people couldn't, suffer a curse, or get what you wished for? Did you ever feel that shiver go up your spine that lets you know everything is not at all right?

Bruce Coville, best-selling author of the My Teacher Is an Alien series and collector of nightmarish tales, likes to make you shiver. So, before you open his fifth book of scary stories, prepare yourself for the vampires, werewolves, demons, dinosaurs, monsters, and serpents creeping from its pages.

Will you speak to the poor spirit calling out to you from the dark? Remember, one word, one decision, could change everything.

Here are thirteen chilling tales that will keep you wide awake and holding tight to your bed all night long!

Illustrated by John Pierard
Cover illustration by Steve Fastner

A GLC Book

Scholastic Inc.
RL 5 010-012

ISBN 0-590-25930-X
$3.99US ($4.99 CAN)
An APPLE Paperback

I need you to come to me...

Something was calling her name. Not out loud, but inside her, whispering in soft, oddly familiar tones, Margaret, please come to me. Please, I need you to come to me!

Margaret clung to her bed, riveted by terror. Though she couldn't say what was calling, she knew all too well where it was calling from.

The pond. As she had always known would happen, something in those murky waters was calling to her, desperately, urgently summoning her to come to it.

"I won't go," she whispered. "I won't go!"

But still the voice called and called....


Listen to a podcast of "Jenny Nettles" by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald from Bruce Coville's Book of Spine Tinglers at Escape Pod.

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Table of contents for Bruce Coville's Book of Spine Tinglers

Bruce Coville's Book of Monsters
Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts
The Doyle & Macdonald Home Page


Bruce Coville's official page

Jenny Nettles e-text
URL: http://www.sff.net/people/DoyleMacdonald/spinhead.htm