Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is the first book of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark trilogy by Alvin Schwartz. The illustrations were drawn by Stephen Gammell. It was published in October 14, 1981.
There are 29 stories in total divided among 5 chapters. Strange And Scary Things precedes all these stories.
"Aaaaaaaaaaah!": This chapter is filled with "jump stories" you can use to make your friends JUMP with fright.
He Heard Footsteps Coming Up the Cellar Stairs...: There are ghosts in this chapter. One comes back as a real person. Another takes revenge on her murderer. And there are other stranger happenings
They Eat Your Eyes, They Eat Your Nose: There are scary stories about all kings of things. The ones told in here are about a grave, a witch, a man who liked to swim, a hunting trip, and a market basket. There also is one about worms eating a corpse - your corpse.
Other Dangers: Most of the scary stories in this book have been passed down over the years. But the ones in this chapter have been told only in recent times. They are stories that young people often tell about dangers we face in our lives today.
"Aaaaaaaaaaah!": This chapter has the same title as the first chapter. But the stories in the first chapter are meant to scare you. The ones in this chapter are meant to make you laugh.
Illustrations not associated with any of the stories