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- DescriptionWith its tales of benevolent and malicious specters, terrifying monsters, and unexplained phemena, Halloween is the holiday most people associate with spooky stories. But do spirits remain hidden the rest of the year? In the rich storytelling customs of the commonwealth, the supernatural world is also connected with holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Memorial Day. In Haunted Holidays, celebrated storytellers Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie E. Brown have assembled a hair-raising collection of pararmal tales for readers of all ages. The stories present many new and spooky characters, including the deceased great aunt who still rocks in her favorite chair on Mother's Day, the young boy who made good on his promise to return a silver dollar on the Fourth of July, and even the ghost who hated Labor Day. In addition to tales of haunting, the Browns reveal many Appalachian legends and their importance to the storytelling tradition, such as the phantom bells who guide the dead to the other side, and a chime child born when the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Day, who is rumored to be blessed with the gift of second sight. More than a collection of ghost stories or family legends, Haunted Holidays takes readers on a fireside journey that preserves and promotes oral traditions, revealing the importance of sharing beliefs, traditions, and values with a new generation of listeners.
- Author BiographyRoberta Simpson Brown is the author of numerous books, including The Walking Trees and Other Scary Stories, Spookiest Stories Ever: Four Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts, and Kentucky Hauntings: Homespun Ghost Stories and Unexplained History. Lonnie E. Brown is a musician and the author of Stories You Won't Believe. He also coauthored Spooky, Kooky Poems for Kids; Spookiest Stories Ever: Four Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts; and Kentucky Hauntings: Homespun Ghost Stories and Unexplained History.
- Author(s)Lonnie E. Brown,Roberta Simpson Brown
- PublisherThe University Press of Kentucky
- Date of Publication30/06/2015
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationLexington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University Press of Kentucky
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight525 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine20 mm
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