When they agreed to spend Halloween night in the middle of a swamp, the boys of the Society of Sublime Scribblers thought they were in for a few scary stories, but they never expected to become part of one! Instead of treats, the boys receive a heaping bag of tricks when the Bayou Bogeyman traps them into playing his twisted game: unless they can tell stories sinister enough to chill even the Bogeyman’s bones, the boys might just become his midnight feast.
In this haunting collection of Louisiana frights, an unsuspecting girl is shrunk down to the size of a speck of dust by a devilish miniature artist, a pair of ghostly children try to outsmart a voodoo queen, and a doll that lives in the walls whispers terrible things to sleeping children. These waking nightmares are enough to send even the bravest grownups hiding under the blankets, but will they keep the Bayou Bogeyman from devouring the innocent Scribblers?
Written by nine Southern authors with a proclivity for the paranormal, this middle reader collection is sure to satisfy horror lovers of all ages. But consider yourself warned—you might just need to sleep with the lights on!
About the Editor
Laura Roach Dragon is a graduate of Tulane University and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her writing is inspired by the rich history of New Orleans, where she has lived most of her life.
About the Contributors
Virginia Howard (illustrator of Timothy Hubble and the King Cake Party), Cheryl Mathis, Sue Houston, Patricia Hefler, Terri Hoover Dunham, Josephine Schloegel, Julie Gonzalez, Laura Roach Dragon, and Gary Alipio met each other through various writing groups in New Orleans. This book is a product of their love for the Crescent City and all things spooky.
THE BAYOU BOGEYMAN PRESENTS
Hoodoo and Voodoo
Edited by Laura Roach Dragon
JUVENILE FICTION / Horror & Ghost Stories
208 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Ages 8-12 Grades 3-7
ISBN: 9781455621736 pb