Hair-raising tales of ghosts, spirits, and unexplained phenomena set across Western Canada.
Praise for Campfire Stories of Western Canada:
“Smith’s spooky tales are perfect for warm summer nights spent around the campfire. Her latest book of ghost stories focuses solely on Western Canada and is a wonderful fit for families looking for fun and spooky tales to tell under the stars.”—Quirk Magazine
In this delightful companion to the bestselling Campfire Stories of Western Canada, Barbara Smith scours the spookiest corners of local folklore from Vancouver Island to the Canadian Rockies to the vast plains of the Prairies to bring readers a brand-new collection of ghost stories. Combining truth, legend, and a healthy dose of suspense, Smith weaves together over thirty bone-chilling tales perfectly suited for reading aloud on family camping trips or quiet nights at home. Suitable for ages eight to eighty-eight, this frighteningly fun collection reveals the supernatural side of Western Canada.
About the author
Barbara Smith was born and raised in Toronto and lived most of her life in Edmonton before settling in the Victoria area in 2006. Barbara is a full-time writer whose work is inspired by a love of mystery combined with her lifelong interest in social history. She has published over thirty books, twenty of which are collections of true ghost stories, including Campfire Stories of Western Canada, The Mad Trapper and perennial bestsellers Ghost Stories of Alberta, Ghost Stories and Mysterious Creatures of British Columbia, Ghost Stories of the Rocky Mountains and Canadian Ghost Stories. Barbara was also featured on the Discovery Channel's Hunt for the Mad Trapper.
[Smith] puts in just the right amount of spookiness for kids aged nine to ninety. At three to four pages each, the stories are easy to read and perfect for read-alouds at sleepover or during a camping trip. The stories could be used as a kickoff to a scary story writing activity or contest.
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Other titles by Barbara Smith
Ghost Stories of Washington
Campfire Stories from Coast to Coast
The Famous Five
Canada’s Crusaders for Women’s Rights
Great Canadian Ghost Stories
Legendary Tales of Haunting from Coast to Coast
The Valiant Nellie McClung
Selected Writings by Canada's Most Famous Suffragist
Campfire Stories of Western Canada
True Canadian Crime Stories
Supernatural Christmas Ghost Stories
The Mad Trapper
Unearthing a Mystery