More Spooky Texas Tales
Published by: Texas Tech University Press
Imprint: Texas Tech University Press
Sales Date: September 2010
- Published: September 2010
The fearsome Chupacabra stalks the desert valley, while a grandson wanders far from the ranch. The woman who’s just moved to the neighborhood wears strange sunglasses after dark. What could be behind them? A man picks up a hitchhiker—only to discover that his passenger is not human. Kids of all ages will find chills and thrills in these tales of the weird, the macabre, and the mysterious, all collected from the lore and legends of the Lone Star State. In addition to “Skinwalker,” the authors’ most requested school concert story, this new volume adds spine-tingling twists on the account of La Llorona, the weeping woman, said to be the world’s best-known ghost; the classic tale “The Money’s Paw”; the story of “The Screaming Banshee Cattle of the Night Swamp,” and seven others. Told with humor and lively modern-day detail, these renderings by veteran storytellers not only please and entertain but preserve a wealth of folklore from a culturally diverse region of the country.