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A World Full of Spooky Stories

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Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Beautifully illustrated, this book contains a selection of stories from around the globe. The stories have been divided into categories such as 'Into The Woods' and 'Enchanted Places'. The stories are the perfect length for an end of day class read or for children to read to themselves. The illustrations are engaging, detailed and vividly coloured. 

I enjoyed reading this and will be adding a copy to my class library.
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I love this book. Not only does it have some of the well known stories, it has those that may be new to the reader.
My favourite part is the labelling of the stories by location which provides an extra educational level to the book.
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I received an advance review copy for free from NetGalley.

This book wasn't quite what I expected. I suppose if I would've read the synopsis in more detail, I would've known it wasn't the author writing these stories, rather the translation of stories from all over the world. A few of the stories like Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood, I know well and grew up on. The others not so much. It was fun to read stories I've never heard from different parts of the country. I wouldn't call them "spooky," its more of a collection of fairy tale type stories than actual scary stories for kids. Nothing was over-the-top and if your child is a fan of fairy tales, they'll certainly love these.
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This book of traditional tales with a spooky element is amazing. The illustrations are gorgeous and I love how at the start of each story It tells you where in the world the tale was first told. I will definitely be sharing this with the classes in my school.
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A World Full of Spooky Stories is such a delightful book to read and gaze upon. This is a great folklore anthology for all ages alike and although starts with the fairy tale that we're all quite familiar with, travels around the world and showcases tall tales from all over the globe.

Some of my personal favorites are: The Cold Lady, The Ghost Land, The Sea Nymph, and Counting Out the Bodies.

The folklore ranges from Tibet to Canada from the spooky to the downright mundane. This might be a bit too much for children, but definitely just right for the middle grade age rang and even for adults my age! Did I mention how gorgeous the art is? It's absolutely stunning.

Thanks very much to Netgalley and  Frances Lincoln Children's  for this copy of my ARC in exchange of my fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.
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I really enjoyed A World Full of Spooky Stories. This book is full of 50 spine-tingling folklore stories from around the world. I found it absolutely fascinating to read these fables meant to teach something to each culture. One of my favorites was a story from France that told how misery became so widespread in the world. 
While this is a children’s book, I thought it was great. I loved how each story was condensed. The illustrations were amazing too. This would make a great addition to anyone’s Halloween book collections or a great bed time story book for children.
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A beautiful anthology of strange, nail-bitingly interesting, and sometimes uncanny stories, A World of Spooky Stories is a wonderful book to have. Not only for children, but also for grownups. With a collection that spans around the world and reaches all countries and cultures, this is a book that you'll be able to read in one sitting, or select a few stories every once in a while and revisit whenever you want to. 

The book is accompanied by beautiful artwork, and it's definitely one that you can use as a read-along with your children. Overall great work that gives all readers a glimpse into other cultures, while also providing us (as all fairy tales do) with some great life lessons. Definitely a recommended read.
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From the cover to the table of contents, I was impressed before I began to read.  I love that you can pick and choose what culture you want to read from, and that you can dip in and out as much as you like.
There are certainly some favourite in here, like Hansel and Gretal bit some new ones to entertain as well.  
Being from Canada I particularly loved the ones from our native cultures, representing the past of s country I love.

Spooky tales will keep children , and adults, entertained.  The stories are perfect bedtime story length or if you find them too spooky, they are also perfect for a light daytime read. 

I will be buying this book for our shelves at home as well as for the school library.  A great way to entice children back to basics!   What could be better than a dark and spooky story?
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This is WONDERFUL! Each story has its own message and the colourful art truly fits its story. I really liked "The dance of death" but it's hard finding the one you most like when their all so perfect!
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This is a surprisingly fun read even for an adult. I am curious about magical fairy tales and this particular book contains many of them from all over the world, most of which I have never heard before. These enchanting stories are decorated with beautiful illustrations. The stories are told as they appear in the original versions, unembellished and they are not changed to end with a happy ending. They are what they are and I liked the simplistic way they are written. Even though the title of the book implies spookiness, not all of the stories are spooky or Halloween-material but they are diverse in content. I would definitely read them to children and I would enjoy the book just as much as them.
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This was a fine anthology. I liked that it collected stories from a variety of cultures, but the stories were told in very short, simple versions which, while traditional, made them less interesting for the most part.
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This is a fantastic collection of stories, some of which will be known to readers and listeners while others may not.  There is, for example, the story of Hansel and Gretel which, or course, I know.  That is immediately followed by Grandfather's Eyes, a tale from Czechoslovakia that was new to me.

The stories are organized into sections.  A few examples include Into the Woods, Down by the Water, Enchanted Places, Strangers at the Door and many more.  Each story is identified by region of the world and country.  No story is very long so these tales make for perfect (slightly) scary bedtime or anytime reads.  The illustrations reflect the tone of the book and are quite striking.

This is a wonderful book that I highly recommend.  Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for these spooky reads.
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This was a fun and interesting read that covered the whole world with its stories. I rated it so low because it felt way too young for me and unlike other children's books, this one felt like it was solely for children with no bridge or marketing for those who are older. The artwork was beautiful and it really helped to tell the stories.
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I was expecting more of a children's picture book of stories, but this is laid out in an odd way. It's more of a standard book with some small illustrations, but the text is so small, it's difficult to read, and the illustrations are not my cup of tea at all.

On top of that, these aren't spooky stories. These are fairytales, some slightly dark, but mostly not even remotely horror-related. If you'd handed my horror-loving self this book as a kid, I would've been incredibly let-down.
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I was granted a wish on NetGalley to read and review an ebook of A World Full of Spooky Stories Written by Angela McAllister. 

I really enjoyed reading this, it was filled with so many unique and interesting short stories set all over the world, including different cultures within the stories. The layout of the book was really fun as each section of the book was categorised from Into The Woods to Frozen Lands and many others. 

No two stories within the book were similar which made me happy as sometimes fairy tale/ folk tale/ short story books like this can be repetitive and that can make reading the hard at times, but luckily with this book it wasn’t and it was a very fascinating read. 

There were many illustrations by Madalina Andronic throughout the whole book, each story had bright and colourful pictures showing you the story you were reading. Each new section of the book had a beautiful title page showing you what may lay ahead in that section. 

I really loved that I got given the chance to read this book and found so many new and interesting stories from around the world. I think that many children and parents would enjoy reading this together, plus anyone that enjoys a good folk tale would also enjoy getting to read these stories of many cultures and eras.
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A World Full of Spooky Stories is a simple book filled with interesting tales from all over the word. Strange. Scary. Spooky. Silly. I feel these stories are great for kids as well as adults. 

These stories are all really simple and easy to follow. They read like a campfire story that could easily be retold by young children. 

I thought the artwork was beautiful and creepy throughout the book. 

I love a good spooky story and this is a book I will definitely be reading to my son and daughter.
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I received an arc of this book on netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This one was pretty cool. I liked most of the stories, and they are ''spooky'' enough for readers to enjoy, but they aren't super scary, which I appreciate. It was great that they were stories from around the world, and some of the more unusual ones at that, to give readers the opportunity to read tales from Asia, Australia, and South America among other places.
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I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  			
From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.			

Get ready for Halloween with this child-friendly collection of spooky stories from all over the world.

Feel your pulse race and your skin tingle as you read about the fearsome witch Baba Yaga, the serpent woman from Spain, the rescue of Tam Lin from the bewitching Queen of the Fairies, how Father Death gets caught in the Enchanted Apple Tree, and the water-dwelling Bunyip from Australia. Make sure you have your candle ready as it’s sure to be a long night… This gorgeous gift book is the perfect anthology for Halloween or any time you want to be spooked!

Features stories from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Africa, Brazil, Japan, Australia, India, UK, Canada, France, China, Ireland, Syria, Korea, Sweden, Egypt, Iceland, New Zealand, Arabia, Spain, Tibet, Iran, Greece.

Halloween is my favourite time of the year and I think I enjoyed this book more so than any kid would - I loved the stories from around the world and this is a great way to teach the kids that the occasion is more than just free candy!  The stories were well written and I loved the illustrations - what a fabulous book!!
As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "Social Influencer Millennials" on Instagram and Twitter) so let's give it 👻	🦇 🕷 🎃🏚
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***Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
The beautifully illustrated story book of tales from all over the world is creepy and fun!
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This is a fantastic book full of some of the world's spookiest fairy tales. I love that Vasilissa the Beautiful (AKA Vasilisa the Beautiful) is included in this collection. The illustrations are very nicely done and are reminiscent of some of the classic imagery associated with these stories. 

This collection is certain to please children who love spooky stories, and it will also make the perfect gift for adults who study and/or collect fairy tales. Very nice presentation!  

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an ARC. This review contains my honest, unbiased opinion.
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