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Editorial Reviews

Richard Young and his wife, Judy Dockrey Young, are professional storytellers who have published nine books as well as numerous recordings. Listening to these 14 ghost stories from the Southeast, one understands what vocal characteristics have made the couple so successful in their craft. Their voices effortlessly embody accents and moods, depending on the content of each story. The Youngs can be funny and spooky, dramatic and menacing. The couple tours the Midwest every year, visiting schools and storytelling festivals, consistently delivering narrative joy to enraptured children. In this performance of There's No Such Thing as Ghosts, it is easy to be enthralled by headless pirates, ghost ships, and mysterious Virginia dogs.

Publisher's Summary

Former teachers Richard and Judy Dockrey Young bring their frightening performances alive in this recording with 14 ghost stories from the American Southeast: "There's No Such Thing as Ghosts", "The Bell Witch", "The Brown Mountain Light", "They Dance in the Moon", "The Bowl of Blood", "Blackbeard's Light", "Spin! Spin! Reel Off, Skin!", "The Cascos del Diablo", "Black Dog of the Blue Ridge", "The Ghost of Alice", "The Ghost of Fiddler's Rock", "I Shall but Love Thee Better", "The Secret of the Lilac", and "The White Dress."

For Ages 8 and Up

©1993 Richard Young and Judy Dockrey Young; (P)1993 August House Publishing, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Richard and Judy Young are remarkable narrators." (Booklist)

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