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  • Paperback: 141 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; Reprint edition (6 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061833819
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061833816
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 0.8 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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"This thrilling addition to the shiver-inducing arsenal will appeal to even the most reluctant of readers."--School Library Journal

"It's a party game: write a scary story that will take less than thirty seconds to read. With a party of seventy-five that includes such guests as Neil Gaiman, Sonya Sones, Jon Scieszka, and Margaret Atwood, the results are bound to be pretty good."--Horn Book (starred review)

"This one's a creepy keeper."--ALA Booklist

"Only have a minute to be scared? This is your book. Writing just a paragraph or a page, some of the best-loved kids' book authors each contributed a compact creepy tale to this collection. A definite spook-fest."--Washington Post

Only have a minute to be scared? This is your book. Writing just a paragraph or a page, some of the best-loved kids book authors each contributed a compact creepy tale to this collection. A definite spook-fest. --Washington Post"

This thrilling addition to the shiver-inducing arsenal will appeal to even the most reluctant of readers. --School Library Journal"

This one s a creepy keeper. --ALA Booklist"

It s a party game: write a scary story that will take less than thirty seconds to read. With a party of seventy-five that includes such guests as Neil Gaiman, Sonya Sones, Jon Scieszka, and Margaret Atwood, the results are bound to be pretty good. --Horn Book (starred review)"

About the Author

The Marvel and Other Short Stories is a collected anthology of six short stories written by the winners of the Austin Macauley World Book Day short story competition.

Susan Rich has edited a frightening number of books, including those in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Gloria Whelan's National Book Award winning Homeless Bird, and the series Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures. Born in Winnipeg, she attended McGill University in Montreal and received her master's degree in children's literature from Simmons College in Boston. She has haunted old publishing houses in New York and then Toronto, where she now lives with her devilish husband and ghastly children.

The Marvel and Other Short Stories is a collected anthology of six short stories written by the winners of the Austin Macauley World Book Day short story competition.

Susan Rich has edited a frightening number of books, including those in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Gloria Whelan's National Book Award winning Homeless Bird, and the series Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures. Born in Winnipeg, she attended McGill University in Montreal and received her master's degree in children's literature from Simmons College in Boston. She has haunted old publishing houses in New York and then Toronto, where she now lives with her devilish husband and ghastly children. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Format: Hardcover
With over thirty stories, from one paragraph to two pages, these are written to scare kids and adults alike from your favorite Young Adult authors. Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, R.L. Stine, and even James Patterson have written for this frightening anthology.

Not only are there short stories within the book, but there are also comic strips, poems, and even haikus and limericks included in the mix to creep under your skin.

Some art in the book is drawn for you to make your own interpretations. There is a collage of monsters, a Ouija board sending a boy a message of fear, even vengeful animal spirits. Each drawing is beautifully illustrated no matter the subject!

Stories vary from ghost children to evil alien parents, monsters under the bed to killer pets! Great for Halloween or any time, HALF-MINUTE HORRORS is short enough to fill anyone's attention span and is worth the read if you like a frightening tale!

Reviewed by: Lesley
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Fantastic book kids love it.
I'm an assistant head if a primary school and the older kids adore this book.
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A great book! Really interesting stories
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awesome~!
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HASH(0x90117054) out of 5 stars Less is more 21 Sept. 2009
By John Snell Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Over explaining the details of the plot is one of the biggest problems currently plaguing modern horror writing (and horror film making, for that matter). Chills thrive on ambiguity and mystery, and shining light into every corner of the story leaves no room for shadows. As any good writer of fearful fiction will tell you, no amount of description can live up to the shudder-inducing impressions a reader's imagination can piece together from a few dreadful hints. A concept too readily ignored by many writers, but happily embraced by the authors and artists at work here!

With extremely limited page space, these scary scribes and scribblers work wonders, creating creepiness for kids that might even give a few adults nightmares. Not all of the stories are gems, of course, and a few of them are actually so dark I wonder about their inclusion in a book marketed to the 9-12 group. But barring the odd bit of unevenness, this is still one of the most refreshing horror anthologies I've read across in a while. If you're a horror fan, young or old, this is one collection that's definitely worth your attention!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x901170a8) out of 5 stars Fabulous and quirky 19 Oct. 2009
By K. A. Dixon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful book of short, rather disturbing stories. I purchased this book to use during a middle school writing workshop that I run and both I and the students have thoroughly enjoyed the "half-minute horrors." I can't say enough about it! With such authors as Lemony Snicket and Margaret Atwood, even as an adult you will appreciate the stories. I would recommend this book to teachers who enjoy bringing out the quirkiness and talents in young writers and to middle school range students who will enjoy being spooked by the possibilities of things under their beds, hands looking for company, and spiders ready to take their own mother away. Absolutely LOVE this book!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x90117384) out of 5 stars Cute with a pinch of eerieness 3 Oct. 2009
By Audrey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I first bought this book because of an appearance by Lemony Snicket in it, which demonstrates his usual style of being funny and creepy at the same time. The rest of the short stories (and they're extremely short) share the same sort of feel, with some funnier than others and some creepier. It also provides stories with illustrations, which will appeal to younger ones, though I warn you that some stories are pretty dark humored. I would suggest children no younger than 6 or 7 reading this book. This book is in essence a much shorter version of the Scary/Haunted Stories series that have charmed people for years. This is also a cuter version. Overall, I enjoyed the book and so did my younger sister. Great for halloween time :]
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9011727c) out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too 9 Jan. 2010
By TeensReadToo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
With over thirty stories, from one paragraph to two pages, these are written to scare kids and adults alike from your favorite Young Adult authors. Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, R.L. Stine, and even James Patterson have written for this frightening anthology.

Not only are there short stories within the book, but there are also comic strips, poems, and even haikus and limericks included in the mix to creep under your skin.

Some art in the book is drawn for you to make your own interpretations. There is a collage of monsters, a Ouija board sending a boy a message of fear, even vengeful animal spirits. Each drawing is beautifully illustrated no matter the subject!

Stories vary from ghost children to evil alien parents, monsters under the bed to killer pets! Great for Halloween or any time, HALF-MINUTE HORRORS is short enough to fill anyone's attention span and is worth the read if you like a frightening tale!

Reviewed by: Lesley
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x901178c4) out of 5 stars Great for all ages 9 Oct. 2011
By Alyssa Marie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If you're looking for a book to read aloud to your kids (or your classroom!) during Halloween time, this is the one to pick up. It includes various genres, such as short stories, haikus, comics, limericks, etc. Also, with monsters under the bed, possessed toys, alien parents, ghosts, and a handful of other things, Half-Minute Horrors pretty much covers all the bases for creepiness.

The stories are short (I think the longest one was a little over 2 pages), yet incredibly entertaining. Yes, there are some that I didn't like very much, but for the most part, I was chuckling my way through Half-Minute Horrors. If you read it to younger kids, there is a good chance some of these stories will scare them, so if you're worried about giving your kid nightmares or something, be sure to look it over. However, I definitely recommend including this book in your Halloween celebrations.
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