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The Dark-thirty

(1992)
Southern Tales of the Supernatural
A collection of stories by

 
 
Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel (nominee)
These 10 spine-tinglers range from straight-up ghost stories to eerie narratives. The tales in this winner of the 1993 Coretta Scott King Award depict racism, haunting and vengeance in a manner that can be read out loud around a campfire or savored privately, offering middle readers (fourth through eighth graders) thoughtful exposure to important, though frightening, historical themes. One tale, set in the segregated South of the 1940s, tells of a black man's ghost avenging his murder by a white klansman. McKissack's prose is smooth and understated, and its sense of foreboding is powerfully enhanced by Brian Pinkney's black-and-white scratch board illustrations.


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Used availability for Patricia McKissack's The Dark-thirty

Hardback Editions

August 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural
Author(s): Patricia McKissack
ISBN: 0-679-81863-4 / 978-0-679-81863-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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September 1992 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural (Newbery Honor Book)
Author(s): Patricia McKissack
ISBN: 0-679-91863-9 / 978-0-679-91863-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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January 2001 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales Of The Supernatural (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Patricia McKissack
ISBN: 0-613-33690-9 / 978-0-613-33690-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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January 2001 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural
Author(s): Patricia C McKissack
ISBN: 0-7807-6816-7 / 978-0-7807-6816-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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Paperback Editions

August 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural
Author(s): Patricia McKissack, J Brian Pinkney
ISBN: 0-679-89006-8 / 978-0-679-89006-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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December 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural
Author(s): Patricia McKissack
ISBN: 0-679-88335-5 / 978-0-679-88335-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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January 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural
Author(s): Patricia C McKissack
ISBN: 0-590-47735-8 / 978-0-679-88335-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural
Author(s): Patricia McKissack
Publisher: Yearling
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