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Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Frights For Tykes


Growing up, I wished that I had a creepy and decrepit house at the end of my street. I wanted, more than anything, an abandoned, crumbling, ruin of a home that I could call my own. I wanted a haunted house that I could take shelter in, hide in, and explore in.

In this edition of FRIGHTS FOR TYKES I am recommending THE HAUNTED HOUSE written by Dorothy Rose and illustrated by Kelly Oechsli (published in 1986 by Simon & Schuster, Inc.). In THE HAUNTED HOUSE two kids and their dog take refuge in a creepy old house. They explore throughout, allowing their imaginations, and dog, to run wild. The house spooks the kids yet they maintain that they’re returning…hopefully with you, the reader, in tow.

This classic little picture book perfectly illustrates the adolescent, and adult, fantasy I shared above. If you've had similar fantasies growing up I recommend picking up THE HAUNTED HOUSE for your own collection.

You can purchase your very own edition of THE HAUNTED HOUSE written by Dorothy Rose and illustrated by Kelly Oechsli on amazon for $5.50 + $3.99 shipping, used, in “Good” condition.

Halloween draws ever near, the time to visit a haunted house…is here.

Glenn Tolle
Glenn Tolle grew up with a healthy interest in the macabre. His dad worked, and still works, as a grave digger, and much of his childhood was spent running around cemeteries and reading creepy books. All this combined with early viewings of the classic Universal monster movies led him to writing about the genre. He writes not only for RUE but also for under the pen name Glenn Strange. When not writing about horror Glenn talks about and interviews people within the horror and film community for the YouTube channel Psychic Celluloid Signals and creates original horror stories for publication.