Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults: An Annotated Bibliography

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Ghost Fantasy

Tales about ghosts fascinate readers of all ages. Many, although not all, of the tales listed here have an element of humor, and most are only mildly chilling. Horror stories have not been included in this bibliography, unless they are part of an anthology containing fantasy stories. Novels about contemporary protagonists who become involved with ghosts from the past are listed in this chapter. If the human characters travel back into the past with ghosts, however, the books are listed in Chapter 8, Time Travel Fantasy.

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ADLER, C(arole) S(chwerdtfeger). Footsteps on the Stairs. Gr. 5–7.

Dodie, thirteen, and her stepsister, Anne, solve a mystery concerning the ghosts of two teenaged girls who haunt their summer house.

Delacorte, 1982 (0–385–28303–2); Dell, 1984, pap., 160 pp. (0–440–42654–5)

(BBC:135; BL 78:1091; Kiesrl; SLJMay 1982 p. 83; VOYA 5[Oct 1982]:39)

1005

ADLER, David A. Jeffrey’s Ghost and the Leftover Baseball Team. Gr. 3–5.

Jeffrey’s baseball team isn’t doing very well until Bradford, the baseball-playing ghost who lives in Jeffrey’s house, joins the team, building up their skills and confidence. The sequels are: Jeffrey’s Ghost and the Fifth-Grade Dragon (1985) and Jeffrey’s Ghost and the Ziffel Fair Mystery (1987).

Illus. by Jean Jenkins, Holt, 1984, 58 pp., o.p.

(BBC:135; BL 80:1546; CCBB 38:39; SLJ Oct 1984 p. 153)

1006

AIKEN, Joan (Delano). A Foot in the Grave. Gr. 6–10. (Orig. British pub. 1989.)

A collection of eight ghostly tales including “Amberland,” “Beezlebub’s Baby,” and the title story, “A Foot in the Grave.”

Illus. by Jan Pienkowski, Viking, 1993, 128 pp. (0–670–84169–2)

(BL 88:1349; CC 1993 Suppl. p. 77; CCBB 45:197; HB 68:449; HBG 3[Fall 1992]:260; JHC 1993 Supp. p. 83; KR 60:249; SLJ May 1992 p. 130)

AIKEN, Joan (Delano). Give Yourself a Fright: Thirteen Stories of the Supernatural. See Chapter 3, Fantasy Collections.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Guide to Use xvii
  • Abbreviations of Books and Review Journals Cited xix
  • Introduction xxiii
  • Notes xlviii
  • Part One - Annotated Bibliography 1
  • 1 - Allegorical Fantasy and Literary Fairy Tales 3
  • 2 - Animal Fantasy 71
  • 3 - Fantasy Collections 133
  • 4 - Ghost Fantasy 176
  • 5 - High Fantasy (Heroic or Secondary World Fantasy) 211
  • 6 - Humorous Fantasy 355
  • 7 - Magic Adventure Fantasy 407
  • 8 - Time Travel Fantasy 466
  • 9 - Toy Fantasy 499
  • 10 - Witchcraft and Sorcery Fantasy 512
  • Part Two - Research Guide 551
  • 11 - Bibliographical and Reference Sources on Fantasy Literature 553
  • 12 - Critical and Historical Studies of Fantasy Literature 562
  • 13 - Educational Resources on Fantasy Literature 591
  • 14 - Fantasy Literature Author Studies 598
  • Author and Illustrator Index 925
  • Title Index 997
  • Subject Index 1043
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