Ten Short Stories about Ghosts is a collection of ghost stories by K.C.Parton. Some of the stories are familiar while others are new and creative. I enjoyed them for the most part. “Uncle Tom’s Ghost Story” tended to ramble, but on retrospect I can imagine an older uncle going on tangents while telling his story- or was he delaying the sharing?
I enjoyed the poem closing the book. I especially loved the irony that I was reading it as an ebook after being downloaded from the internet!
My favorite story has to be “The Last Train”. I felt as if I was sitting on the train with Arthur as he moved from confusion to contentment. I do wonder when/if Arthur realized what has happened. I do like the twist ending, it was a nice wrap-up for the story.
I know readers fourth grade through early middle school that will like these stories. They are scary, but not too scary. They are suspenseful, but not too suspenseful. I give this book four stars. I will recommend Ten Short Stories about Ghosts to teachers of, and friends with, older readers.