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by Paul Hoffman,S. E. Schlosser

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Author: Paul Hoffman,S. E. Schlosser
ISBN: 0762751231
Language: English
Pages: 208 pages
Category: Americas
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press; 1 edition (August 18, 2009)
Rating: 4.5
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Artist Paul 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.

Artist Paul 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 Spooky Montana, he employed a scratchboard technique and an active imagination.

Spooky Montana: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore. Schlosser (Retelling), Paul G. Hoffman (Illustrator). Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for twenty-seven creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in Montana.

Paul Hoffman illustrates books of many genres-children's titles, textbooks, short story collections, natural history volumes, and cookbooks. For the Spooky series, he employs a scratchboard technique and an active imagination. He lives in Massachusetts. Библиографические данные. Spooky Indiana: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore. S. E. Schlosser, Paul Hoffman.

Spooky South : tales of hauntings, strange happenings, and other local lore, retold by S. Schlosser ; illustrations . Frightened, the captain hurried into Red River Landing and went to the local tavern to drink away his scare. Schlosser ; illustrations by Paul G. Hoffman. The bartender laughed at his tale of the phantom paddleboat and sent him home to sleep it off. But it was not long after this that other pilots began hearing the phantom paddleboat on foggy nights, as its ghostly pilot tried again and again to complete his run. The river near the old channel was avoided thereafter.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Schlosser has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of let's pretend quickly built themselves into full-length stories. She created and maintains the Web site AmericanFolklore. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Spooky Montana: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore.

Suitably, hauntings and paranormal happenings in the Lone Star state are larger than life. Included in this must-read collection are tales of the ghost lights of Marfa, the werewolf of Elroy, and the Devil’s brand in the eternal roundup of El Paso. Your hair will stand on end as you read about the mysteries and lore in Spooky Texas.

Here we have a collection of unnerving tales of events that happened-and still do happen-in the collective back yard of the Deep South states. Accompanied by evocative illustrations, these compelling retellings of 40 popular folktales feature supernatural occurrences and ghosts of all sorts, from fiddling ghosts to the story of the Jack o'Lantern. Whether read around the fire on a dark and stormy night or in the backseat of the family van on the way to Grandma's, each expertly told tale is guaranteed to make readers look at the South-and over their shoulders-again and again.

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Schlosser, and in artist Paul Hoffman's evocative illustrations.

Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for 35 creepy tails of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Yankee folklore is kept alive in these expert retellings by master storyteller . Schlosser, and in artist Paul Hoffman's evocative illustrations.

General Custer and the spirits of Native Americans still roam the battlefield at the Little Bighorn. Every night at six, a ghost carrying a candle walks through a hallway in Red Lodge, Montana. And hikers along the Yellowstone River may meet the ghost of Calamity Jane. All this and much more!

Comments (6)
Sagda
Got package today great job
fetish
Spooky Montana isn't quite what I expected. These stories come across as made up fiction rather than first hand ghostly experiences. The stories are short. Some are quite good. A good read for short durations, such as the bathroom library.
Yndanol
I checked this book out from the library because I've become recently interested in ghotsts. This is a book of stories perfect to be told around a campfire. The storytelling was very engaging, and I really enjoyed most of these stories. There is very little background information given on the characters or setting. I'm not sure how much research went into this, or if the author just compiled a set of Montana legends. If you are looking for stories with details about actual ghost hauntings then this isn't the book for you. However, if you are looking for an entertaining read of several short and moderately spooky tales then I recommend this book.
Agamaginn
The beautiful state of Montana, home to the Little Bighorn and a portion of Yellowstone National Park, brings us ghosts and goblins aplenty. Author S.E. Schlosser travels to "The Treasure State" to research the folklore of the land where Custer made his last stand. The rich heritage of Montana is dripping with historical lore. Out here in Big Sky Country, the phantoms roam as free as the buffalo.

Ms. Schlosser has a wonderful vernacular, and her ability to spin a tall tale is impressive. She brings us a phantom haunting a mine in Butte, a UFO that visits an unwitting farmer in Wibaux County, and, in Billings, an unexpected twist that changes the life of an accomplished attorney. She posits how, from his point of view, a ghost ends up rooted to one spot, unable to escape, and doomed to forever repeat his fatal accident as he unwittingly haunts those who traverse his lonely stretch of road. She draws us into the point of view of an elderly Lakota grandmother who was a young girl at the Battle of Little Bighorn. I had to wipe a tear or two, it was so realistic.

In "Spooky Montana," Ms. Schlosser sometimes writes in the first person, sometimes in the third, but always in an engaging way that brings the reader into her version of the folklore of the region. She puts her own spin on things as she crafts each tale into a short story that would appeal to any fan of spooky legend and lore. But just how tall are these tales? I'll leave that for you to decide.

Rated 3.5 stars.

(Review copy provided by publisher.)
Nalaylewe
Spooky Montana is part of a series of folklore books written by S. E. Schlosser in a style popularized by Washington Irving. The first thirteen stories are ghost stories. The following fourteen stories are listed under part two called the Powers of Darkness and Light.

In part one the ghosts in the stories have a wide variety of attitudes. For the story lines to work though they all have one thing in common, someone had to see the ghosts and tell others about their experience. In the story "Bad Medicine" the description of warrior's bravely and endlessly warring against each other as ghosts reminds me of the many people who have said similar things about the battlefield in Gettysburg, Pa. I found this to be a captivating story. "Pray", is a story about a husband and wife relationship that turned sour with an unexpected result. I also found the "The Battlefield" a story about Custer's last stand, to be interesting and one which I enjoyed reading.

In part two, I liked "Monster", a story about a very big fish or similar creature. "Crop Circle", was also a fascinating story about a possible flying saucer. "Grizzly", is another fish story that has all the earmarks of Montana folklore and is fascinating to read.

I enjoyed reading all twenty seven stories. I think I would like to visit Emigrant the location of story six called "The Return". I might even want to try fly fishing in grizzly country, it certainly could be exciting. All the stories are well told and highly entertaining, and make for good reading around a campfire at night.