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A Touch of Chill: Tales for Sleepless Nights
A Touch of Chill Tales for Sleepless Nights
Author: Joan Aiken
ISBN-13: 9780440000075
ISBN-10: 0440000076
Publication Date: 6/1980
Pages: 183
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
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Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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In an isolated country cottage a tape recorder plays a sinister last message.....
Amanda may only be 6 years old, but her scalp is inhabited by Druids....
A kindly spinster, trapped in a life of drudgery for her rich older sister, comes across some bags of poisoned walnuts.....

In these fifteen macabre and witty tales, that quicken the art of storytelling, Joan Aiken mixes the homely and the exotic into a unique brew. Delightfully satisfying. A Touch of Chill is a melange of horror stories to read and revel in.

"An unforgettable collection."- Publishers Weekly

"Witty, Classy,Original... These fifteen finely honed, horrific tales come from the pen of a sorcerer who spins her stories as early as a spider spins webs."-The New York Times

Those who appreciate Aiken's swift, sharp character sketches, ear for dialogue, and abundant use of incident in plotting, will not be disappointed...imbued with queer whimsy and enriched by descriptive details."---School Library Journal


"Reflects Aiken's ability to create mood, instill fear, or turn the mundane into the fantastic and laughable."---Booklist