'Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror'
Published on Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 1:16pm
Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley has more than enough fear-factor for most fans of scary stories. Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house, but regular visits from his nephew, Edward, give him the opportunity to recount some of his most frightening stories. As each tale unfolds, it becomes clear that something sinister is in the air, from strange sounds, a creepy butler that Edward rarely sees.
In the wide range of stories -- from the account of a curious boy that intrudes on Old Mother Tallow's garden; to a shy girl's ghostly encounter during an innocent game of hide-and-seek -- a pattern emerges of young lives gone awry in the most terrifying of ways. Young Edward begins to wonder just how Uncle Montague knows all these ghastly tales, and ultimately discovers that his mysterious uncle's life has a darker side than he ever imagined.
Great for ages 8 and older.