LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

Tales of Terror from the Black Ship

Written by Chris Priestley

Illustrated by David Roberts

Part of the Tales of Terror Series

Tales of Terror from the Black Ship Synopsis

At the Old Inn, which clings precariously to a cliff top above a storm-lashed ocean, two sick children are left alone while their father fetches the doctor. Then a visitor comes begging for shelter, and so begins a long night of story-telling, in which young Ethan and Cathy, who have an unnatural appetite for stories of a macabre persuasion, sit out the last throes of the storm in the company of a sailor with more than enough grisly tales to satisfy them. But something about this sailor puts Ethan on edge, and he becomes increasingly agitated for his father's return. Only when the storm blows itself out can Ethan relax - but not for long, for the new dawn opens the children's eyes to a truth more shocking, more distressing than anything they heard the night before.

Tales of Terror from the Black Ship Press Reviews

'A lovely writer, economic yet evocative He builds tension effortlessly, while David Roberts' scratchy illustrations suit the tone perfectly' DEATHRAY magazine

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747589877
Publication date: 6th October 2008
Author: Chris Priestley
Illustrator: David Roberts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages

About Chris Priestley

Chris Priestley is the author of the spine-tingling Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror. His other books include New World, The White Rider, Redwulf's Curse and Death and the Arrow. Chris is also an illustrator, painter and cartoonist. He lives in Cambridge. David Roberts is an award-winning illustrator who has worked with a huge variety of authors, including Philip Ardagh and Georgia Byng. He is the creator of the Dirty Bertie series.

More About Chris Priestley

More Books By Chris Priestley

Cover for Seven Ghosts by Chris Priestley
Cover for Flesh and Blood by Chris Priestley
Cover for The Last of the Spirits by Chris Priestley
View All Books By Chris Priestley

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
NEW INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE LAUNCHED!    Read More
×