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Tales from Beyond the Brain

by Jeff Szpirglas, illustrated by Steven P. Hughes

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horror & ghost stories, paranormal, short stories
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published: Sep 2019
ISBN:9781459820814
Description

Imagine walking home from school one day and seeing a brain on the side of the road, a brain that, it turns out, is looking for a new home. Or instead of paying attention to the teacher, you shoot a paper airplane across the room and accidentally rip a hole in the fabric of the universe. And what would you do if you discovered that your class reading group was actually recruiting kids with telekinetic powers? Tales from Beyond the Brain is a collection of thirteen spooky stories that are as outrageous as they are terrifying. It's a throwback to the weird tales of yesteryear, in the vein of Tales from the Crypt and The Twilight Zone, but with contemporary characters and settings. Getting an education has never been more dangerous.

About the Authors
Jeff Szpirglas is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestselling Wild Cards, Tales from Beyond the Brain and the Red Maple Award nominee You Just Can't Help It! He has worked at CTV and was an editor at Chirp, Chickadee and Owl magazines. In his spare time, he teaches second grade. Jeff lives in Kitchener, Ontario.
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Steven P. Hughes is an award-winning Canadian illustrator whose clients include the Globe and Mail, Reader's Digest and Scientific American. He graduated from Sheridan College with a BAA in Illustration. He lives in Bolton, Ontario.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Short-listed, SYCRA Diamond Willow
Editorial Reviews

"A good choice for middle-grade readers looking for something smart and scary."

— Kirkus Reviews

“Each tale quickly builds suspense before closing with a zing...to effectively introduce young readers to the pleasures of the genre.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Enough twists, freaky turns and bizarre endings to keep young readers engaged and wanting more. Recommended.”

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Szpirglas writes with a casual straightforwardness and has a keen sense of when to embrace terror and, crucially, when it is more effective to cut away...In the main, genuinely scary, achieving Edgar Allan Poe’s ideal ‘single effect’: every element of each story working together to frighten a new generation of children.”

— Quill & Quire

“Elementary school students looking for something to read after they have exhausted the entire Haunted Canada Series will treasure this, and it is an ideal choice for chapter-book reading children asking for scary books…Also perfect for reluctant readers, and teachers and librarians everywhere will greatly appreciate this addition to the too-small collection of truly scary books for the target age range.”

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