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Spooky Books for Kids. E.A.Poe translated?

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looking for recomendations for childrens books that are halloween related or spooky. Im really looking for some Edgar Allan Poe books that are translated for younger readers. Anybody know if those exsist?
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I don't know about Poe, but if you are looking for poetry check out Jack Prelutsky's books Nightmares:poems to Trouble Your Sleep, The Headless Horseman Rides Tonight:More Poems to Trouble Your Sleep, and The Gargoyle On The Roof. You can read Nightmares online here.
I hope nobody minds me resurrecting a two year old post, but I didn't think of this at the time... If you are looking for spooky stories for kids, try to locate a book of Grimm's fairy tales that tells the original versions of the stories.I saw one in a book store a few years ago and didn't get it, ended up wishing I had. I bet you're wondering how that's scary, but before the stories were cleaned up and watered down, there were few "and he/she/ they lived happily ever afters". The original "Cinderella" for example, tells of the wicked stepsisters cutting off their toes to make their feet fit into the glass slipper, and at the end of the original "Snow White", the evil queen is forced to dance in red hot iron shoes until she drops dead. If you can find a book like this, you may not want to read it at bedtime if your kids are really young:)
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