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Ghost Stories from the Pacific Northwest

Ghost Stories from the Pacific Northwest

Author: Margaret Read MacDonald

I was asked by folklorist Bill McNeil to compile this book for a ghost stories series he was editing. I did not at all believed in ghosts when I started. After completing this research, well... I’m not so sure.

These are short accounts of actual ghost sightings in the Pacific Northwest. They are not retold for the storyteller. I provide a detailed motif-index to these tales based on the Stith Thompson Motif-Index of Folk-Literature.

Type Year Publisher Price Length   ISBN
Paperback  1995  August House  $14.95    0-87483-437-6 

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"MacDonald is meticulous about her sources..and thorough in her categorizing and examining of all the stories according to subject, location and motif... Scary enough in its own way, but MacDonald keeps it all light and breezy. "  ...The Story Bag, 1995.

"This well-organized book is essential to folklore collections, and perfect for light amusement or serious study."  ...School Library Journal , March 1996, Judy Sokoll

"This collection featuring nearly 100 ghosts sighted (and otherwise experienced) in British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, and Oregon, provides storytellers and students of folklore with documented and thematically indexed material. "  ...KLIATT, May 1996 Francisca Goldsmith


Bowker Best Books for Young Teen Readers.

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