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Paperback / softback

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Authors and Contributors      By (author) Chris Priestley
Illustrated by Chris Priestley
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 198,Width 130
Category/GenreNovember Teen Books
November Teen - Fiction
ISBN/Barcode 9781781129838
Children / Juvenile
Illustrations 18 Illustrations, black and white

Publishing Details

Publisher Barrington Stoke Ltd
Imprint Barrington Stoke Ltd
Publication Date 2 September 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom


Award-winning master of scary stories Chris Priestley returns with a spine-tingling collection of ghostly tales to chill you to the bone ... When Maya and her classmates are asked to write a creepy story with a winter theme, they come up with some brilliant ideas. Rising floodwaters uncover long-buried bodies and ghostly children take to the ice on a frozen canal. But as each of the stories is read out in class, Maya grows more and more uncomfortable. She features in each of her friends' creepy tales and they start to feel a little too real. Finally, when a mysterious new girl stands up to read the last story of the day, the light outside dims and it starts to snow. The classroom starts to freeze but everyone is trapped. Can Maya stop the story before the nightmare comes true?

Author Biography

Chris Priestley is the author of the Tales of Terror series and the hugely popular, award-winning Mister Creecher, which was chosen as a Future Classic title by Book Trust. He is inspired by the tradition of horror stories by authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Mary Shelley. Chris is also a talented artist and illustrator, and his cartoons have been published in the Independent as well as other national newspapers. Chris lives in Cambridge, where he continues to think up marvellously macabre stories.


"A fantastic horror fest for plucky youngsters who love to have their spines well and truly tingled!" -- Lancashire Evening Post "Will undoubtedly induce delighted gasps of surprise in readers who relish spine-tingling twists. With his intricate illustrations enhancing the chilling atmosphere, Priestley commands a magician's prowess to conjure the eerily unexpected .. The set-up of interlinked narratives works a terrifying treat" -- LoveReading4Kids, October Books of the Month "Epic horror for kids regardless of reading ability ... The blend of supernatural with psychological creepiness is beautiful and chilling ... utterly masterful" -- Lily and the Fae, blog "[Chris Priestley] knows just how intensively to pitch the tingles and fear for his target readership" -- The Letterpress Project