This compilation of exceedingly well written myths, legends and tales of the unusually creepy is a "must" for those children who truly enjoy monster tales. The short stories run the gamut from twistedly amusing, to multi-cultural (Native American Legend), to very scary. My son listened to the audio tape of this book at least 50 times and never tired it, from a very young age (6 years old) - and because of it's somewhat literary content, it was one his few "kids' tapes" that I didn't tire of hearing over and over and over. CAVEAT: I would not suggest this book or tape for those kid's who are prone to nightmares and/or are at all squeamish. Many of the tales are suspenseful and one or two have downright disturbing content (which, of course, my son thought was way cool). Note that all of the tales involve kids in some sort of peril or dilemma (although there is no real gore or violence). I would compare it's level of intensity to the second or third Harry Potter books. And, like Harry Potter, it is a refreshingly imaginative departure from the standard monster fare. All of the authors are talented writers capable of engaging both kids and adult readers/listeners. It is highly recommended for kids 10 and up who love all things "creepy," and for those younger who are very brave! IF YOUR KIDS LOVE HARRY POTTER, THEY'LL LIKELY LOVE THIS COMPILATION.