Spooky Series

Spooky Wisconsin

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

retold by S.E. Schlosser

"As Lucille approached the wide double doors, her heart started pounding in fear. There was an oddly metallic smell in the air - the smell of blood. Something was wrong! Lucille wrenched the doors open and stepped into the barn, the light from her lantern flickering across the dusty floor. Then she saw the broken body of her husband lying a few feet away..."

Meet Lucille, the wife of a drayman, whose husband returns after death to track down the man who murdered him in The Shrouded Horseman, one of 25 spooky stories in this collection of Wisconsin folklore by S.E. Schlosser. You will also read about the flaming ghosts who haunt Peshtigo, the vengeful phantoms of Ridgeway, the murderous spirit of the Windigo that stalked a hunter and his sons in the north woods, and of course Paul Bunyan, who spends a whole winter logging season dealing with a Dark Lord's Curse. Great for around the campire, for Halloween, or anytime!


Part One: Ghost Stories

1. The Shrouded Horseman - Milwaukee
2. Practical Joker - Janesville
3. Unexpected Guest - Buffalo County
4. The Brothers' Revenge -- Ridgeway
5. The Cabinet of Skulls - Madison
6. Whiskey Jack and the Haunted Island - Prairie du Chien
7. The Fishing Shanty -- Spooner
8. In Mid-Air - Baraboo
9. Shootin' the Ghost - Portage
10. Frozen Dawn - Apostle Islands
11. The Barn Dance - Vernon County
12. Firestorm -- Peshtigo

Part Two - Powers of Darkness and Light
13. The Dream -- Wausau
14. The Knocker - Mineral Point
15. Wolf Pack - Eau Claire
16. Helene and the Loup Garou - Green Bay
17. The Dark Lord's Curse - Douglas County
18. The House Troll - Mount Horeb
19. The Kobold Toymaker - Sheboygan
20. Taliesin Dreaming - Spring Green
21. Cursed! - Green Bay
22. Bear-Walker - Rhinelander
23. The Dark Horse - The Dells
24. Deadly Hunter - Ashland County
25. North - Door County

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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