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Boston Globe: The Spooky Book

Steve Patschke and Matt McElligott, author and illustrator of The Spooky Book, have come up with an enigmatic story-within-a-story that tweaks the imagination. When two children in different locations begin reading “The Spooky Book,” each child hears thunder rumble and sees flashes of lightning. Shapes of goblins appear. As they proceed through the book, the children take different courses of action and move toward an unexpected and ultimately satisfying conclusion.