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Author McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017.

Title The dark-thirty : Southern tales of the supernatural / Patricia C. McKissack ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney.

Publication Info. New York : Knopf, [1992].


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Pacific Park Library Children's Fiction    MCKISSACK,PAT    Available
Description iv, 122 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Coretta Scott King award book (author) ; 1993
Newbery honor book ; 1993
Coretta Scott King award book (author) ; 1993.
Newbery honor book ; 1993.
Awards Newbery Honor Book, 1993.
Contents The legend of Pin Oak -- We organized -- Justice -- The 11:59 -- The sight -- The woman in the snow -- The conjure brother -- Boo Mama -- The Gingi -- The chicken-coop monster.
Summary A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable. With an extraordinary gift for suspense, McKissack brings us ten original spine-tingling tales inspired by African-American history and the mystery of that eerie half-hour before nightfall--the dark thirty. "The atmosphere of each selection is skillfully developed and sustained to the very end. Pinkney's stark scratchboard illustrations evoke an eerie mood, which heightens the suspense of each tale. This is a stellar collection for both public and school libraries looking for absorbing books to hook young readers. Storytellers will also find it a goldmine."
Awards Coretta Scott King Award, author, 1993.
Study Program Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.9 6.0 2813.
7855. Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.6 4.0.
Subject Ghost stories, American.
Horror tales, American.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories, American.
Southern States -- Fiction.
Ghosts -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Ghost stories.
Children's stories.
Short stories.
Ghost stories.
Horror tales.
Added Author Pinkney, J. Brian, illustrator.
Added Title Legend of Pin Oak.
Woman in the snow.
Conjure brother.
Chicken-coop monster.
Other Form: Online version: McKissack, Pat, 1944- Dark-thirty. New York : Knopf, ©1992 (OCoLC)606294153
ISBN 0679818634 (trade)
9780679818632 (trade)
0679918639 (lib. bdg)
9780679918639 (lib. bdg)
0679883355 (pbk.)
9780679883357 (pbk.)

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