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Dare to Be Scared

Dare to Be Scared

by Robert D. San Souci Illustrated by David Ouimet

In this creepy collection, San Souci draws on myths, legends, and folk tales to create 13 completely new stories, all featuring boys and girls from 8–12 as leading characters.

Dare to Be Scared weaves suspense, drama, and psychological power into eerie, evocative stories, including ghost tales, fantasy, and science fiction, that will spur young imaginations.

"One always expects impeccable scholarship and a fluid storytelling style when reading a San Souci adaptation."— The Horn Book Magazine

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Cricket Books
Number of Pages
Fables, Folk Tales and Myths, Horror and Supernatural, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Short Stories

About the Author and Illustrator

Robert D. San Souci Robert San Souci is an award-winning author whose books have been named Caldecott Honor Books and Coretta Scott King Honor Books.
David Ouimet

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