Book Reviews of Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares: Tales to Make You Scream

Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares: Tales to Make You Scream
Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares Tales to Make You Scream
Author: Bruce Coville (Compiler), John Pierard (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780590461610
ISBN-10: 0590461613
Publication Date: 2/1995
Pages: 178
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares: Tales to Make You Scream on + 294 more book reviews
A collections.....There is nothing under the bed...through the mirror...the boy who cried dragon...drawing the moon...the cat came back...the fat man...the hand....troll call...master of the hunt...give a puppet a hand....halloween party...the babysitter...deaths door...happy reading..
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"...will take you through thirteen spine-chilling and unexplainable adventures that can only be called...NIGHTMARES!"
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This book was delightful. Not as good as Bruce Coville's Book of Monsters, but quite a fun read. Most of the stories were general children's anthology fare, but I thought the most notable stories were:

The Cat Came Back by Lawrence Watt-Evans - I have trouble reading about hurt animals, which this one broadcasts with the title, but I felt that the ending softened the blow a bit. In all likelihood that is a somewhat singular opinion, but I suppose that depends on what your favorite animal is.

The Fat Man - by Joe R. Lansdale - You pretty much just have to read this one.

The Babysitter by Jane Yolen - My favorite by far. There were a couple of little details gave it a gruesome air that a very small change in wording would have eradicated.