Spooky Series

Spooky Texas

Tales of hauntings, strange happenings and other local lore  Spooky Texas

retold by S.E. Schlosser

"It was growing darker as the storm clouds thickened above us. Rosa lit a kerosene lantern to give the digging men more light. Suddenly, I saw a white figure rise up from the ground right beside Alberto. The familiar shaking began in my knees and spread to the rest of my body, clenching my stomach. "Al…Al…Alberto!" I shouted around the knot in my throat. Alberto whirled around and the handle of his shovel went right through the body of the ghost..."

Meet Matilda, a young girl who sees a ghost walking passed the flower shop where she works each day in Guarded by a Ghost, one of 25 spooky stories in this collection of Texas folklore by S.E. Schlosser. You will also read about Bigfoot Wallace and El Muerto, the headless horseman of South Texas; about Sifty-sifty San, who haunts an old house near Wallis; about the ghosts of the Lady in the Veil in Brownsville and the Gray Lady of Fort Worth; about the ghosts who haunt the Alamo, and many more spirits and supernatural happenings in Texas. Great for reading around the campire, for Halloween, or anytime!



Part One: Ghost Stories

1. Guarded by a Ghost - San Antonio
2. Amber - Dallas
3. The Old Bridge - Camden
4. On the Front Deck - Bandera
5. The Warning - Wichita Falls
6. El Muerto - Kingsville
7. Sifty-Sifty San - Wallis
8. The Black Car - Angelina County
9. Ghost Light - Marfa
10. The Lady in the Veil - Brownsville
11. Restless Spirit - Wink
12. Remember - San Antonio

Part Two - Powers of Darkness and Light

13. White Wolf - Elroy
14. Madstone - Socorro
15. Eternal Roundup - El Paso
16. Little Eight John - Jacksonville
17. Grandmother Matilda - Houston
18. Evil Eye - Austin
19. Llorona - Laredo
20. No Trespassing - Amarillo
21. Rattler's Ridge - Wimberley
22. The Gray Lady - Fort Worth
23. Spearfinger - Hardin County
24. Lost and Found - Abilene
25. The Letter - Galveston

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. She is also the author of Globe Pequot's Spooky Series.

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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