Spine chilling and snappy! Fantastic and diverse!

Published by Frances Lincoln/Quarto Kids

Illustrated by Paul Hess

format: hb

reading age range: 5 - 9


The Ghosts Who Danced is a collection of spooky folk tales from around the world. Meet the grandpa who wouldn't lie in his grave [Lithuania]; the pirate ship that haunts the East Coast of America; the boy who invited a skeleton to his birthday party [Brazil]; the children who stole a tree spirit's bananas [Africa]; the student who cleaned an old man's grave [Korea]; the traveller who spent the night in a hotel that wasn't there [China] and the barber who outwitted a nasty forest ghost [India].


This is a book aimed at younger children who like the thrill of a spooky story but cannot yet handle a full-on scary one.



A fabulous collection of ten riveting retellings. Spine chilling, snappy and sufficiently short to be shared.

Carousel Magazine


This fantastic collection is eminently suitable for the younger (and braver) reader. The stories are fantastic and diverse.

Read It Daddy


Perfect for reading aloud. Builds up the suspense beautifully.

Mirrors Windows Doors


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