The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief & Sinister

By Stefan Bachmann, Alexander Jansson, and Katherine Catmull

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Product Details

Price: $16.98
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published Date: May 27, 2014
Pages: 486
Dimensions: 5.7 X 1.9 X 8.4 inches | 1.2 pounds
ISBN: 9780062331052

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About the Author

Stefan Bachmann is the author of the internationally bestselling novel The Peculiar and its acclaimed sequel, The Whatnot. He was born in Colorado, spent most of his childhood in Switzerland, and is now studying modern music at the Z├╝rich University of the Arts. When he's not writing, he can be found traveling to someplace chilly, or holed up beneath his college in the dimly lit labyrinth of practice rooms, which may have inspired the subterranean scenes in A Drop of Night. That . . . and the Paris catacombs, a weird dream about a golden corridor, and a general interest in history.
Katherine CatmullCataloger and Philosopher of Scientific Marvels with a particular focus on Jars of Moonlight, Frozen Flowers, Broken Fish Fins, Shiny Things Found on Pavements, and Bringing Cookies to Meetings.

Reviews

"With school dismissed, it's time for pure pleasure reading. . . . The Cabinet of Curiosities . . . lets readers dip in and out of 36 spine-tingling tales."--Shelf Awareness for Readers
"The stories are remarkable both for their uniformly high quality and for their distinctness from one another; the abundant atmospherics, including occasional stark black-and-white illustrations, provide a unifying sense of dread."--The Horn Book
"For readers who have gloried in and graduated from Alvin Schwartz's collections of scary stories, the tales collected here will provide a deliciously tingly next step....All are engagingly unsettling in some way, with a select few crossing over into genuine nightmare territory."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"A hefty sheaf of chillers--all short enough to share aloud and expertly cast to entice unwary middle graders a step or two into the shadows."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"This collection of 36 short dark fantasies . . . aspires to sit on the same shelf as Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and succeeds admirably. . . . Readers who enjoy their Halloween chills all year round will find this anthology a delight."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)