Spooky Series

The Spookiest Campfire Stories: Forty Frightening Tales Told by the Firelight

Spooky Campfire Stories

by S.E. Schlosser

Nothing goes better with gooey s’mores and a glowing campfire than a ghost story. Vampires, werewolves, witches, Bloody Mary, the Wendigo, and other frightening specters populate the pages of this compelling collection of S.E. Schlosser’s best ghost stories and her favorite horror classics from Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Dickens and more. From a mad logger to the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow, these tales will send shivers up the spines of every camper.

    Look inside to find campfire tales like:
  • Dracula’s Guest
  • Jack O’Lantern
  • Masque of the Red Death
  • Wraith of the Creek
  • One Last Head
  • Dance with the Devil
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • And many more!



Part One: Ghost Stories

1. Dispatched

2. The Bell Ringer

3. Plucked

4. The Sausage Factory

5. Forty-Nine Beaus

6. The Mad Logger

7. Sifty-Sifty-San

8. Get Out!

9. One Last Head

10. The Miner

11. Heartbeat

12. Barn Dance

13. Dark Presence

14. Pray

15. I Know Moonrise

16. The Handshake

17. The Wraith of the Creek

18. The Face

19. Mary Whales

Part Two: Powers of Darkness and Light

20. Dance with the Devil

21. Morning Star

22. Forty-Nine Beaus

23. Laughing Devil

24. The New Neighbor

25. White Wolf

26. Old Granny Tucker

27. Black Magic

28. The Brick Wall

29. Initiation

30. Shattered

31. Rubberoo

32. Jack O'Lantern

33. Don't Turn on the Light

34. Wendigo

35. Bloody Mary

Part Three: S.E. Schlosser's Favorite Classic Horror Stories

36. The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe

37. The Trial for Murder - Charles Dickens

38. Dracula's Guest - Bram Stoker

39. The Robber Bridegroom - Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

40. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving

About the Author
S. E. Schlosser has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length stories. A graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and Rutgers University, she also created and maintains the Web site AmericanFolklore.net, where she shares a wealth of stories from all fifty states, some dating back to the origins of America.


About the Illustrator
Paul G. Hoffman trained in painting and printmaking, with his first extensive illustration work on assignment in Egypt, drawing ancient wall reliefs for the University of Chicago. His work graces books of many genres--children's titles, textbooks, short story collections, natural history volumes, and numerous cookbooks. For the Spooky series he employed a scratchboard technique and an active imagination.


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About the Author: S.E. Schlosser

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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