The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Patricia C. McKissack (1944–2017) was an award-winning author who came from a family of skilled storytellers who taught her to listen and observe and who encouraged her lifelong love affair with words. The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural was a 1993 Newbery Honor Book, and Pat received the Coretta Scott King Author Award for it. She also frequently collaborated on books with her husband, Fredrick.

Pat wished she could have talked to her hero, Frederick Douglass, about his rise from slavery, his daring escape, and freedom—at last! If she had not been an author, she would have liked to have been an interior designer or an architect so she could have told stories through design.

Praise For…


"Skillfully developed and sustained to the very end. Pinkney's stark scratchboard illustrations evoke an eerie mood, which heightens the suspense of each tale.... A stellar collection."--School Library Journal, starred review
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593123478
ISBN-10: 0593123476
Publisher: Yearling
Publication Date: March 29th, 2022
Pages: 128
Language: English