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    9781459824591 Electronic book text, Fixed format, , PDF, $9.99 CAD 9781459824607 Electronic book text, Reflowable, , EPUB, $9.99 CAD
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    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: V Lexile measure: 680L
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    Distributor: Orca Book Publishers Availability: Available Carton Quantity:60 $12.95 CAD
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Tales from the Fringes of Fear
By (author): Jeff Szpirglas Illustrated by: Steven P. Hughes
9781459824584 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Horror North America Apr 21, 2020 Print Run: 4000
$12.95 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.44 in | 260 gr 192 pages B&W illustrations FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
This school should get an F—for FREAKY.

Most kids don’t have to stress about things like exotic insects with a taste for human flesh when they go to class. But students at this school have to be ever vigilant. You never know when a supernatural pastry or a clay monster bent on revenge might be lurking just around the corner. Even a simple field trip to a local animal sanctuary can have ssserious consequences.

Dragged fresh from the grave and pulled out of the haunted corners of a school locker, these thirteen new stories are a nod to the storytelling style of Tales from the Crypt and The Twilight Zone. They are guaranteed to make you laugh like a hyena, shake your head in wonder or tremble with fear.

A companion volume to Tales from Beyond the Brain.

Key Selling Points

  • With the resurgence of the Goosebumps books and movies and the popularity of Netflix’s Stranger Things, kids are gobbling up horror now more than ever.
  • Like the author’s previous book, Tales from Beyond the Brain, this book features thirteen tales that will either make you laugh out loud or never want to go to sleep again.
  • The book is a throwback to the spooky horror tales of yore—think Tales from the Crypt meets The Twilight Zone.
  • Vivid and creepy black-and-white illustrations from Steven P. Hughes help to set the spooky tone of these thirteen stories.
  • The author is a horror-film aficionado and a teacher.

Jeff Szpirglas is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestselling Wild Cards, Tales from Beyond the Brain and the Red Maple Award nominee You Just Can't Help It! He has worked at CTV and was an editor at Chirp, Chickadee and Owl magazines. In his spare time, he teaches second grade. Jeff lives in Kitchener, Ontario.

Steven P. Hughes is an award-winning Canadian illustrator whose clients include the Globe and Mail, Reader's Digest and Scientific American. He graduated from Sheridan College with a BAA in Illustration. He lives in Bolton, Ontario.

Marketing and Promotional Plans
  • Print and online advertising campaigns
  • Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
  • Extensive ARC distribution, including LibraryThing and NetGalley
  • Blog post interview with author and illustrator
  • Social media promotion; extra focus around Halloween with spooky content
  • Pinterest curriculum connections/activities post
  • Bookmark with Tales from Beyond the Brain

“A spine-tingling collection that's dead on for young horror buffs.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Szpirglas will capture and hold the reader’s attention to the last page...Perfect bite-sized tales of spine-tingling fun.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“This book is perfect for younger fans of the recent movie version of Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark. Each creepy story ends like a door being slammed shut; elementary and middle school readers will be eager to open the door to the next one.” - School Library Journal

“Thrilling...Hand to fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark or Creepshow.” - Booklist

“Szpirglas writes with a casual straightforwardness and has a keen sense of when to embrace terror and, crucially, when it is more effective to cut away...In the main, genuinely scary, achieving Edgar Allan Poe’s ideal ‘single effect’: every element of each story working together to frighten a new generation of children.” - Quill & Quire

“Will have readers of all ages looking for monsters under the bed, in the hallways at school, behind the walls, and even inside themselves. This frightening, darkly fun anthology is perfect kids’ horror.” - Spooky Kid Lit blog

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