Under My Hat and Constable & Toop
Looking for some spooky reads for teens and tweens this Halloween? Look no further!
Dip into some truly spooky short stories from some of the best names in fantasy in Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron. A stellar cast of award-winning writers weave spellbinding tales that bring the world of witches to life. From familiars that talk, to covens that offer dark secrets to explore, these are tales to tickle the hair on the back of your neck and send shivers down your spine. Be spooked by authors such as Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix, Holly Black, Tanith Lee and many, many more...
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For slightly younger readers, meet the owners of Constable & Toop – a funeral parlour with a dark secret - in this comic Dickensian ghost story from Blue Peter Award-winning author Gareth P. Jones. Ten-year-old Sam Toop lives with his father at Constable & Toop, and is blessed (or cursed) with an unusual gift. While his father buries the dead, Sam is haunted by their constant demands for attention. Trouble is afoot on the 'other side' - there is a horrible disease that is mysteriously imprisoning ghosts into empty houses in the world of the living. And Sam is caught in the middle - will he be able to bring himself to help?
This is a wonderfully funny adventure story, where it's not the ghosts you need to worry about!
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