Spooky Series

Spooky Canada

Spooky CanadaTales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and other Local Lore    

by S.E. Schlosser

"It comes," Summer Moon intoned. "It comes with the storm! It comes!" Her words ended in a terrible shriek. The villagers drew back, wives shrinking behind their husbands; children huddling against their mothers' skirts. Only the chief dared face the frenzied wise woman. "What comes, good mother?" he asked. She turned her glowing, silvery eyes upon him. "Wendigo," she hissed, and the word seemed to echo unnaturally through the crisp autumn air. "Wendigo."

Meet Summer Moon, a wise woman who predicts the coming of a terrible creature to prey upon her village. Summer Moon is just one of 30 spooky characters found in this folklore collection by S.E. Schlosser. You will also encounter:
  • Black Bartelmy, an evil pirate whose ghost still preys upon the living
  • Kate, a ghost who refuses to rest in peace while she remains buried next to her ex-husband
  • Jean-Claude Baptiste, who contracts with the Devil for the use of his flying canoe
  • La Corriveau, an evil creature who stalks the good people of Quebec City
  • Plus 25 other ghosts and spooky creatures, from the Lure in Vancouver to the Lady in White in New Brunswick.




Part One: Ghost Stories
1. Black Bartelmy's Ghost - Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
2. Ghost Train - Medicine Hat, Alberta
3. The Dungarvon Whooper - Dungarvon River, New Brunswick
4. Lost! - Dawson, Yukon
5. The Trapper's Ghost - Churchill Falls, Labrador
6. Who Calls? - Qu'appelle River, Saskatchewan
7. Where's My Liver? -- Toronto, Ontario
8. Not Next To Him! - Manitoba
9. An Invitation to the Wedding - Dauphin, Manitoba
10. La Corriveau - Quebec City, Quebec
11. The Lady in White - Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick
12. The Pitchfork - Tracadie, Prince Edward Island
13. The Ghost in the Alley - St. John's, Newfoundland
14. I'm Coming Down Now! - Calgary, Alberta
15. The Wallflower - Winnipeg, Manitoba

Part Two - Powers of Darkness and Light

16. The Flying Canoe  - Gatineau, Quebec
17. Maid of the Mist - Niagara Falls, Ontario
18. Attack of the Mammoth - Fort Ware, British Columbia
19. The Devil and the Loup Garou - Montreal, Quebec
20. The Tolling of the Bell - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
21. The Lady with the O'er-Kind Eyes - Perce, Quebec
22. Tammatuyuq - Hudson Bay, Nunavut
23. The Talking Head - Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario
24. The Dwarf's House - Hudson Bay, Nunavut
25. The Lure - Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia
26. Forerunner - Marion Bridge, Nova Scotia
27. The Skeleton - Fort McLeod , Alberta
28. The Warning - Ottawa, Ontario
29. Corpse Candle - Whitewood, Saskatchewan
30. Wendigo - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories


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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