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13 Stories.(Young adult review)(Brief article)(Book review)

Vivian Vande Velde: All Hallows’ Eve: 13 Stories.(Young adult review)(Brief article)(Book review)

Flynn, Kitty

Vivian Vande Velde All Hallows’ Eve: 13 Stories 225 pp. Harcourt 9/06 ISBN 0-15-205576-2 $17.00 (Middle School, High School) “Don’t be shy. Don’t be afraid. Come on in. Granny doesn’t bite.” So begins the introductory short story in this creepy collection, and it’s a fitting invitation to the whole (which includes at least one previously published entry: “Morgan Roehmar’s Boys” appeared in Deborah Noyes’s Gothic!, rev. 11/04). The thirteen tales find Vande Velde doing what she does best: like Granny, this mistress of the macabre draws readers in with her …