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Three Stories to Tell Today

Finishing up the Halloween candy doesn’t necessarily  mean that Halloween is totally gone for another year.

You can keep the sweet thrill alive by telling more scary stories.

Here are three that I highly recommend for  4 – 7 year olds, which are scary, but not too scary.

Lon Po Po is a Chinese tale, similar to Little Red-Riding Hood.  Ed Young has a wonderful retelling of the story.

The Funny Little Woman is a Japanese folktale about the adventures of a rice dumpling maker who is pursued by wicked oni (scary monsters).  Arlene Mosel’s retelling is my favourite.

Sukey and the Mermaid is an exciting African-American mermaid story, retold by Robert D. San Souci and beautifully illustrated by Brian Pinkney.  It is not really scary, but it is definitely suspenseful and worth the read.

Happy Storytelling!

Cheryl Thornton



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