Spooky Series

Spooky New England

Spooky New EnglandTales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and other Local Lore    

by S.E. Schlosser

The Devil put down the glass and said: "Now, I think you have seen for yourself that I can make you the richest man in the province. So, in return for your agreement to deliver your soul to me," he drew a thick parchment from his pocket, "I will engage, on my part, to fill your boots with gold on the first day of each month."

Meet General Moulton of Hampton, New Hampshire, who learns too late that you should never try to trick the Devil. The Devil and Jonathan Moulton is just one of 30 spooky New York characters found in these expertly retold folktales by master storyteller S. E. Schlosser.



Part One: Ghost Stories

Chapter 1. The Telltale Seaweed
Chapter 2. The Lady in Black
Chapter 3. The Blue Rock
Chapter 4. The Voyage of the Palatine
Chapter 5. The Ghost of Elvira Blood
Chapter 6. The Watcher of the Isle of Shoals
Chapter 7. The Ghosts of Georges Bank
Chapter 8. Ocean-born Mary
Chapter 9. The Wraith in the Storm
Chapter 10. Emily's Bridge   

Part Two: The Powers of Darkness

Chapter 11. The Black Dog of Hanging Hills
Chapter 12. Old Trickey
Chapter 13. The Fatal Glass Eye
Chapter 14. The Man Who Could Send Rats
Chapter 15. The Devil's Hole
Chapter 16. Tom Dunn's Dance
Chapter 17. Old Betty Booker
Chapter 18. The Devil and Jonathan Moulton  
Chapter 19. The Loup Garou
Chapter 20. Captain Paddock and Crookjaw

Part Three: Invisible Wonders

Chapter 21. The Man Who Made Weather
Chapter 22. The White Deer
Chapter 23. At the Sign of the Sir Charles
Chapter 24. The Image of Saint Francis
Chapter 25. Whaling-boat in the Sky
Chapter 26. The Bridge
Chapter 27. Mary's Flower
Chapter 28. The Dancing Mortar
Chapter 29. The Witch-Sheep
Chapter 30. The Frogs of Windham

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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