Book Review: The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief & Sinister
The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief & Sinister by Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Clarire Legrand and Emma Trevayne
About the Book: A collection of thirty-six forty eerie, mysterious, intriguing, and very short stories by the acclaimed authors Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire LeGrand, and Emma Trevayne. The Cabinet of Curiosities is perfect for fans of Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and anyone who relishes a good creepy tale. Great for reading alone or reading aloud at camp or school!
The book features an introduction and commentary by the authors and black-and-white illustrations throughout.
Welcome to The Cabinet of Curiosities
No, really, come in. The Curators are delighted you are here. They invite you to turn a page, pull open a drawer, peek inside a room, slither into a nook. In fact, they insist.
Sometimes visitors to the cabinet find it rewarding to dive right into the middle. You could try that. You could flip back and forth. Start your exploration at the very end. Or the beginning.
The important thing is that you are here. Oh, do come in! The Curators guarantee you will find something . . . curious.
The Cabinet of Curiosities is a collection of eerie, mysterious, intriguing, and very short short stories presented by the cabinet’s esteemed Curators, otherwise known as acclaimed authors Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand, and Emma Trevayne. http://www.stefanbachmann.com/books.php
- Age Range: 8 – 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 – 7
- Hardcover: 496 pages
- Cost: $16.99
My Review: The Cabinet of Curiosities is an imaginative collection of tales collection of scary stories. The stories are creepy but not too gory. The stories may give middle grade kids nightmares but fun for the older kids. They are great stories to read during camping or on Halloween night. If you love creepy mystery stories, then this is the right book for you.
The authors did a great job coming together to write a scary book. And the beautiful pencil or ink Illustrations by Alexander Jansson helped to bring these stories to life.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book HarperCollins Publishing in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
About the Author: Stefan Bachmann is a writer and musician. He was born in Colorado and now lives with his family in Switzerland. He is currently studying composing at the Zürich University of Arts, and writing his fourth book. His debut, The Peculiar, was published when he was nineteen years old. http://www.stefanbachmann.com/about.php
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