Lonely Planet Kids Spooky Stories of the World (Hardcover)

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Lonely Planet Kids Spooky Stories of the World (Hardcover)

By Wendy Shearer, Teo Georgiev (Illustrator)


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This spine-tingling collection of spooky stories features over 20 eerie tales from across the globe. Discover bewitching retellings of ghost- and monster-filled myths regaled with ghoulish relish and journey continent-by-continent through this haunting book. With shocks and twists like you wouldn’t believe - are you brave enough to read them all?

Packed with mind-boggling mysteries, real unexplained enigmas and traditional stories that are sure to send shivers down your spine, Spooky Stories of the World is the ultimate feast for Halloween-loving kids and readers in search of a fright. Meet vampires, werewolves and fearsome monsters that hide in the shadows in this one-of-a-kind round-the-world collection of hair-raising tales.

Inside Spooky Stories of the World:

- More than 20 fang-tastic stories from around the world featuring both traditional tales and unexplained mysteries from modern times
- Arranged continent by continent with spooky illustrations, original artwork and additional creepy characters for readers to look out for on their travels
- Chilling tales include: The Vampire Skeleton (Canada and USA), The Luz Mala (Argentina), The Basilisk of Vilnius (Lithuania), The Bite of the Queen Rat (UK), The Fox Sister (South Korea), The Ghost on Pinjarra Bridge (Australia), The Devouring Gourd (East Africa)


Spooky Stories of the World is the much-anticipated follow-up to Myths and Legends of the World. Written by British-Guyanese author and professional storyteller Wendy Shearer, and beautifully illustrated by Teo Georgiey, this is the perfect book for curious kids in search of a creepy kick to their reading list and is probably best read with the lights left on... 

About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travelers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!

Illustrated by: Teo Georgiev

Born in Hungary, but now based in Helsinki, Finland, Teo has developed a strong, graphic style that's perfect for a spooky Halloween book, and has been used by various companies and publishers, including the WWF, Converse and Ladybird Books. 

Product Details ISBN: 9781837580033
ISBN-10: 1837580030
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Lonely Planet Kids