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  • Published: 12 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9780679818632
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $31.99

The Dark-Thirty

Southern Tales of the Supernatural




With an extraordinary gift for suspense, McKissack brings us ten original, spine-tingling tales inspired by African American history and the mystery of that eerie half hour before nightfall—the dark-thirty.

With an extraordinary gift for suspense, McKissack brings us ten original, spine-tingling tales inspired by African American history and the mystery of that eerie half hour before nightfall—the dark-thirty.

  • Published: 12 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9780679818632
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $31.99

About the author

Patricia McKissack

Patricia C. McKissack lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Brian Pinkney lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Praise for The Dark-Thirty

"The atmosphere of each selection is skillfully developed and sustained to the very end. Pinkney's stark scratchboard illustrations evoke an eerie mood, which heightens the suspense of each tale. This is a stellar collection for both public and school libraries looking for absorbing books to hook young readers. Storytellers will also find it a goldmine."--(starred) School Library Journal.  

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