Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror

by Chris Priestley, David Roberts

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This spine-tingling novel has more than enough fear factor for the most ardent fan of scary stories. Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house, but regular visits from his nephew, Edgar, give him the opportunity to recount some of the frightening stories he knows. As each tale unfolds, an eerie pattern emerges of young lives gone awry in the most terrifying of ways. Young Edgar begins to wonder just how Uncle Montague knows all these ghastly tales. This clever collection of stories-within-a-story is perfectly matched with darkly witty illustrations by David Roberts.

Look for the other spine-tingling book in Chris Priestley's Tales of Terror series, Tales of Terror from the Black Ship!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599906980
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 156,195
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 8 Years

About the Author

CHRIS PRIESTLEY is both a writer and an illustrator. He has published several works of fiction and nonfiction for young readers. He lives with his family in Norfolk, England.

DAVID ROBERTS is the illustrator of A House Called Awful End and the other books in the popular Eddie Dickens Trilogy as well as the author-illustrator of the picture book Dirty Bertie. Mr. Roberts was runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award for children's illustration. He lives in London, England.
CHRIS PRIESTLEY's novels are inspired by the long-loved tradition of horror stories by authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Mary Shelley. www.chrispriestley.blogspot.com

Chris Priestley lives in Cambridge with his wife and son. His novels are brilliantly original additions to a long tradition of horror stories by authors such as M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe. Chris wrote one of the World Book Day books for 2011 and has been shortlisted for a variety of prestigious children's book awards. Catch up with Chris at www.chrispriestley.blogspot.com.

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Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very scary, interesting, and terrorific!! Must read!! I reccomend for ages 11 and up. I am a twelve year old and I love it. My favorite tale is...ALL OF THEM!!! Please read this! You won't want to put it down...unless you get to creeped out and feel like something is right outside your window..........
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Uncle Montague is a bachelor who lives alone in a house that is packed with artifacts and collectibles. Edward loves to walk through the woods and visit Uncle Montague to hear his spine-tingling stories. Uncle Montague is reminded of each story as he picks up an artifact that is associated with it in his memory.

Edward's imagination is sent into a tailspin when he begins to wonder how Uncle Montague knows all of these frightening stories, and a darker side of Uncle Montague begins to emerge. Not all the stories have clear-cut endings, and Edward's fears become your own as you read these scary narratives.

From the Vicar's son who needed a hammer to mount his collection in the garden, to the Demon on the bench end, and Christina, who, to her horror, was granted three wishes, Chris Priestley has crafted a book that is impossible to put down, and definitely left me wanting more.

This book should appeal to reluctant readers with its fast-paced fear factor with a literary touch that just grabs you and won't let go.
Beyre on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was an enjoyable read even for this adult, though the audience is intended for youth. Filled with wonderful descriptions and charming illustrations, the book flowed nicely with short stories that were tied together. Though the stories are short, the characters within are given adequate introduction and brought to life. Some stories were a little bit gruesome, but most were pretty mild.
gothydevil on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great collection of spine-tingling short stories all wrapped in a larger story that has a great twist at the very end.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bye george i think he has got it i think this is a great book i really liked the story about the old blind lady
224perweek More than 1 year ago
This is actually kinda creepy. I loved the way the short stories are presented in this book. Not like just chapter 1, chapter 2.......so on and so on. They are each part of a bigger story. I wish I could see this house the uncle lives in. Very strange.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I did not like the book. It was way too scary. It should not be in the children's section No kids should read it. It was really creepy and not in a fun way. It is the first book I have ever not liked.