Skeleton Man

by Joseph Bruchac illustrated by Sally Wern Comport
Short Summary
Molly’s parents have disappeared, and a spooky old man is now her guardian—but Molly doesn’t know who he really is and why he never seems to eat.

Good For:
Relentless Page-Turning Terror, Resourceful Young Heroine, Contemporary Story Steeped in Mohawk Lore and Legend, Halloween Must-Reads

Topics and Themes:
Mohawk Culture, Contemporary Native American Life, Disappearances

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Molly’s father, who grew up on the Mohawk Reserve of Akwesasne, always had the best scary stories. One of her favorites was the legend of Skeleton Man, a gruesome tale about a man with such insatiable hunger he ate his own flesh before devouring those around him.

But ever since her parents mysteriously vanished, those spooky tales have started to feel all too real to Molly. R. L. Stine, New York Times bestselling author of the Goosebumps series, raved, “This book gave me nightmares!”

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Product Details

    • Grades: 5 - 8
    • Ages: 10 - 13
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-439-43961-9