Teacher Resources

Folklore Resources

Asfar, Dan. Ghost Stories of Michigan. Edmonton, AB: Ghost House Publishing, 2002.

Battle, Kemp P. Great American Folklore. New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1986.

Botkin, B. A., ed. A Treasury of American Folklore. New York: Crown, 1944.

_____. A Treasury of Railroad Folklore. New York: Crown, 1953.

_____. A Treasury of New England Folklore. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1965.

_____. A Treasury of Southern Folklore. New York: Crown Publishers, 1949.

Brewer, J. Mason. American Negro Folklore. Chicago, IL: Quadrangle Books, 1972.

Brunvand, Jan Harold. The Choking Doberman and Other Urban Legends. New York: W. W. Norton, 1984.

________. The Vanishing Hitchhiker. New York: W. W. Norton, 1981.

Coffin, Tristram. P., and Hennig Cohen, eds. Folklore in America. New York: Doubleday & AMP, 1966.

----. Folklore from the Working Folk of America. New York: Doubleday, 1973.

Cohen, Daniel. Ghostly Tales of Love & Revenge. New York: Putnam Publishing Group, 1992.

Cohen, Daniel, and Susan Cohen. Hauntings & Horrors. New York: Dutton Children's Books, 2002.

Cornplanter, J.J. Legends of the Longhouse. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1938.

Dorson, R. M. America in Legend. New York: Pantheon Books, 1973.

Editors of Life. The Life Treasury of American Folklore. New York: Time Inc., 1961.

Erdoes, Richard, and Alfonso Ortiz. American Indian Myths and Legends. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.

Flanagan, J. T., and A. P. Hudson. The American Folk Reader. New York: A. S. Barnes & Co., 1958.

Hallenbeck, Cleve and J.H. William. Legends of the Spanish Southwest. Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1938.

Jones, Louis C. Things That Go Bump in the Night. New York: Hill and Wang, 1959.

Leach, M. The Rainbow Book of American Folk Tales and Legends. New York: The World Publishing Co., 1958.

Leeming, David, and Jake Page. Myths, Legends, & Folktales of America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Peck, Catherine, ed. A Treasury of North American Folk Tales. New York: W. W. Norton, 1998.

Pitkin, David J. Ghosts of the Northeast. New York: Aurora Publications, 2002.

Polley, J., ed. American Folklore and Legend. New York: Reader's Digest Association, 1978.

Reevy, Tony. Ghost Train! Lynchburg, Va.: TLC Publishing, 1998.

Schwartz, Alvin. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. New York: Harper Collins, 1981.

Skinner, Charles M. American Myths and Legends, Vol. 1. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1903.

______. Myths and Legends of Our Own Land, Vol. 2. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1896.

Smith, Barbara. Ghost Stories of California. Renton, Washington: Lone Pine Publishing, 2000.

Spence, Lewis. North American Indians: Myths and Legends Series. London: Bracken Books, 1985.

Stonehouse, Frederick. Haunted Lakes. Duluth, MN: Lake Superior Port Cities, Inc., 1997.

________. Haunted Lakes II. Duluth, MN: Lake Superior Port Cities, Inc., 2000.

Thompson, Harold W. New York State Folktales, Legends, and Ballads. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1939.

Wight, Elmoine Orr. "Sixth Sense". The Senator. Malta Idaho: Borah High School, 1959.

Wilson, Patty A. The Pennsylvania Ghost Guide, Vol. I. Waterfall, Pennsylvania: Piney Creek Press, 2000.

Young, Richard and Judy Dockery. Ghost Stories from the American Southwest. Little Rock: August House Publishers, 1991.

Zeitlin, Steven J., Amy J. Kotkin, and Holly Cutting Baker. A Celebration of American Family Folklore. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.



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S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press, as well as the Ghost Stories deck by Random House.  She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author. Read more

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