Hide and Don't Seek: And Other Very Scary Stories (Hardcover)
A contemporary collection of original short stories by Anica Mrose Rissi that is sure to elicit chills, laughs, and screams, even from the most devoted fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!
A game of hide-and-seek goes on far too long…
A look-alike doll makes itself right at home…
A school talent-show act leaves the audience aghast…
And a summer at camp takes a turn for the braaaains…
This collection of all-new spooky stories is sure to keep readers up past their bedtimes, looking over their shoulders to see what goes bump in the night.
So if you’re feeling brave, turn the page.
About the Author
Anica Mrose Rissi is the author of Always Forever Maybe and Nobody Knows But You, along with several books for younger readers. She lives in Princeton, NJ, and Deer Isle, ME. Visit her online at www.anicarissi.com,
"Like Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, this title shows promise of being read and retold again and again by this generation’s thrill-seekers."
— School Library Journal (starred review)
"Twenty different entries, with atmospheric illustrations, create new yet classic-feeling tales for younger readers... Ideal for any younger reader looking for bite-sized horror."
— Kirkus Reviews
"The sheer variety of creepy concepts, unsettling moments interspersed with humor, and gotcha twists will appeal to younger middle grade readers who are ready for a gateway into horror fiction—and a book to read around the campfire."
— Publishers Weekly
"Given the range of stories and formats, this is a strong choice for both horror fiends and those just wanting to dip their toes into scarier waters."
"Hide and Don't Seek is a Halloween goody bag full of treats–and not a few tricks–that will appeal to any young reader with an appetite for thrills ‘n chills. Certain to be a gateway drug to Stephen King."
— Portland Press Herald