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Washington Irving''s haunting, macabre stories will give wide-eyed young readers delightful chills. This spooky anthology of timeless tales includes “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the eerie “Rip Van Winkle,” the funny “The Specter Bridegroom,” and “The Devil and Tom Walker.” It''s perfect for Halloween, campfires, or anytime kids want a fun scare!
 

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Washington Irving was born in 1783 in New York City. In addition to writing fiction, Irving studied law, worked for his family''s business in England, and wrote essays for periodicals. Some of his most famous tales, including “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” were first published under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon. He spent years working on a historical book at his home in Tarrytown, NY, including a biography of George Washington, whom he met as a boy.
 
Dr. Arthur Pober has spent more than 20 years in the fields of early childhood and gifted education. He is the former principal of one of the world''s oldest laboratory schools for gifted youngsters, Hunter College Elementary School, and former Director of Magnet Schools for the Gifted and Talented in New York City. Arthur is currently the US representative to the European Institute for the Media and European Advertising Standards Alliance. He lives in New York, NY.

Scott McKowen has created award-winning posters and graphics for theater companies across Canada and the United States—including on Broadway. His work has been exhibited in art galleries on both sides of the border, and in 2002 he curated an exhibition of theater posters from around the world that appeared in Stratford, Ontario, and Ottawa and at the Design Exchange in Toronto. Scott was also commissioned by the Royal Canadian Mint to design Canada''s 2001 silver dollar. He lives in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

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Mary B.
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Great story, but watch which version you buy
Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2019
Brilliantly written story. I remember reading this when I was in my 20s and being impatient with the beautiful verbiage - at that age, I just wanted to get on with the tale. Now, getting close to 70, I appreciated every word of this story, so your reaction to it may depend... See more
Brilliantly written story. I remember reading this when I was in my 20s and being impatient with the beautiful verbiage - at that age, I just wanted to get on with the tale. Now, getting close to 70, I appreciated every word of this story, so your reaction to it may depend on your age.

I got lazy when I searched for this book and just bought the first edition that came up. For $2.48, it was okay with me. We were on vacation, had visited Irving''s home, Sunnyside, and I wanted to re-read the story. Please be warned that version, with a dark picture of a horseman backed by the moon, is very poorly formatted, with page headings & numbers appearing at random. Some sections are 1-1/2 spaced, some double-spaced. Perhaps the book was scanned and not cleaned up? You can get this story for free, but whatever you do don''t buy the $2.48 version. Granted, I could have returned it, but I had already read it, and again . . . lazy.
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Desert Lamb
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Those are 24 pages very easy to enjoy and as I read the story I ...
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2017
The actual "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is only 24 pages long. The tale itself is very interesting and the descriptions are so delightful to read. Those are 24 pages very easy to enjoy and as I read the story I kept running images of the Disney cartoon version of... See more
The actual "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is only 24 pages long. The tale itself is very interesting and the descriptions are so delightful to read. Those are 24 pages very easy to enjoy and as I read the story I kept running images of the Disney cartoon version of sleepy hollow in my mind. However, the font is a little small for my taste. This book has 13 different tales written by Washington Irving. They are very tasteful Halloween tales that I would recommend, since they aren''t gory.
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One of the best!
Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2019
I''ve read this book in several editions, in English and Spanish, and the Audiobook performed by B. J. Harrison is excellent. My problem always was that I wanted to read the story in the fall, and picture everything while sitting in the autumn nature myself but, if I read... See more
I''ve read this book in several editions, in English and Spanish, and the Audiobook performed by B. J. Harrison is excellent. My problem always was that I wanted to read the story in the fall, and picture everything while sitting in the autumn nature myself but, if I read the book, I couldn''t really enjoy the environment. Well, with an audiobook I could really look at the brown leaves, the river and the trail I walk on, while listening to Ichabod''s tale. Bonus points for the last part, which I listened to in the forest, at night. Extra spooky. This is one of the best ghost (?) stories ever written and I really enjoy it very time.
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Love all of it!
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2020
I cannot day enough wonderful things about this Disney storybook and cd! First Of all the book itself is such a nice story and the pictures are great. My child and I first read the story and looked at the pictures. My child... See more
I cannot day enough wonderful things about this Disney storybook and cd! First Of all the book itself is such a nice story and the pictures are great. My child and I first read the story and looked at the pictures. My child loves it. I loved the story and pictures, too. Then later in the day we read it along with the cd. We both LOVE the cd. It’s so much fun. Spooky but fun. Reading the reviews I was confused because it sounded like the book was for adults. But it is clearly made for children. Even young ones like 4/5. That being said I LOVED the book, pictures and LOVED listening to the cd. This is a great experience around Halloween. So great fir kids and adults equally. Highly recommend!!!
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Once You Cross that Bridge My Friend- Brom Bones
Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2019
Even though this Isn’t Bing Crosby narrating this book it’s still Awesome! I’m a huge Headless Horseman fan and this is amazing! They use the actual photos from the Disney Cartoon! So that’s a huge plus! If you live this classic then buy this ! You won’t be sorry!
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving: A review
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2014
After hearing a discussion of Washington Irving''s classic on the Diane Rehm Show earlier this week, I decided to re-read it in honor of Halloween. After all, it is relatively short and wouldn''t require a commitment of an excessive amount of time, so it was something I could... See more
After hearing a discussion of Washington Irving''s classic on the Diane Rehm Show earlier this week, I decided to re-read it in honor of Halloween. After all, it is relatively short and wouldn''t require a commitment of an excessive amount of time, so it was something I could easily accomplish before the spooks and goblins descended on Halloween night.

It had been many long years since I first became acquainted with the story of Ichabod Crane and his encounter with the Headless Horseman. It was in elementary school, which, I suppose, is where many people meet him. (I don''t know - do they still teach Irving in elementary school? For that matter, do they still teach literature in elementary school?) I remember being fascinated by the story then, especially by the wonderful language of Irving. On re-reading it, I found that it holds up quite well. It is still a great tale.

The story itself has now been retold so often and in so many ways - through movies, television, plays, music, even opera - that it is thoroughly ingrained in the cultural memory. Even those who have never read the story know it.

Irving wrote of Ichabod Crane, the lanky and lean and excessively superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut who had come to the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town in New York to teach. Specifically, he lived and taught in the secluded glen which had earned the name Sleepy Hollow because of the "listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants...A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere."

Dreamy the place may have been but it was also renowned for its ghosts and the many superstitions of hauntings that pervaded the imagination of the residents. And it was to this hotbed of belief in supernatural beings and events that the very jittery Ichabod had come.

Ichabod became obsessed with the idea of wooing and winning the hand of Katrina, the 18-year-old daughter of a local wealthy farmer. But he had a rival for Katrina''s affections in Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, a local hero and merry prankster.

One night Ichabod attends a party at Katrina''s family''s home and, as he leaves, he engages Katrina in conversation but she rejects him. Morose and dejected, he sets out on the trail to the home where he is presently being quartered, but, on the way, he encounters many terrors and, finally, the ultimate terror - the Headless Horseman himself.

Ichabod presses the broken down plow horse on which he is riding into a reckless ride for his life but the Headless Horseman keeps pace with him until they finally come to a bridge next to the Old Dutch Burying Ground where the Horseman supposedly would vanish according to the tales that were told. But to Ichabod''s horror, the ghostly apparition clambers up the bridge and rears his horse and hurls his severed head at the terrified pedagogue.

The next morning, Ichabod has disappeared. His horse is found near his owner''s gate. The saddle is found trampled. And near the bridge where Ichabod and the ghost were last seen lies a shattered pumpkin.

Brom Bones, who "looks exceedingly knowing whenever the story of Ichabod was related," later married Katrina and, in a post note, we learn that Ichabod has turned up in another community where he studed law and become a lawyer.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was one of the earliest American tales to gain enduring popularity. It follows a tradition of folk tales involving supernatural wild chases, a tradition which includes such well-known classics as Robert Burns'' Tam o'' Shanter. Irving''s tale is a worthy member of that club.
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Ghost Story of a Pedagogue
Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2019
I must admit the only versions of this story with which i was familiar before this reading were the Tim Burton feature and the Disney cartoon, which is surprisingly closer to the written version. The tale is of course about schoolteacher of Tarry Town, Ichabod Crane, and... See more
I must admit the only versions of this story with which i was familiar before this reading were the Tim Burton feature and the Disney cartoon, which is surprisingly closer to the written version. The tale is of course about schoolteacher of Tarry Town, Ichabod Crane, and his ride of being chased by the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. The read of course does details more about Ichabod, including his fascination with ghost stories and fantastical folklore of New England, which does make him more impressionable.

The pedagogue, as he is frequently named, is a man who has an inflated sense of self-worth, perhaps because of how he is treated by the farmers and women in the village. Ichabod is a learned man who woos Katrina Van Tassel, a local heiress of whom we learn little, other than the plans Ichabod has for a future with her. I could not help but read this potential relationship through a modern feminist eye, as Ichabod didn''t appear to see Katrina as a person beyond her appearance or her monetary worth, as he invented plans for a future that it seems he never discussed with her. Ichabod may be a well-read man who is respected among the people of the town, who has a good singing voice, and dances well, but he does not appear to know how to negotiate the romantic realm.

The "legend" of the story is obviously the Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane''s experience when he meets the Hessian while traveling back to town one very dark evening. As Ichabod becomes a figure of folklore himself, the facts of what happened are not fully revealed to the reader, though the narrator does leave it to be inferred. All in all, a good ghost story about a flawed man who may have become that of which he spoke of so often.
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Donald P. Jane
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What A Disappointment
Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2017
This review is for the Kindle version of the Audible edition. Though this work is considered a "classic" it must be only due to its age. It certainly should not be considered classic in the sense of being a good story. It is a short story and, I find it... See more
This review is for the Kindle version of the Audible edition.

Though this work is considered a "classic" it must be only due to its age. It certainly should not be considered classic in the sense of being a good story. It is a short story and, I find it to be a disappointment. I could have certainly completed my life without ever having read this book. The language and vocabulary I found impressive. The story I find mediocre.
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M. Dowden
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A Fun Tale
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 5, 2019
This short story by Washington Irving has always proved popular, and since its first publication in 1820 this has been an inspiration for many, what with films and other media used to disseminate the tale. It has been taken by some that this is a serious ghost story, what...See more
This short story by Washington Irving has always proved popular, and since its first publication in 1820 this has been an inspiration for many, what with films and other media used to disseminate the tale. It has been taken by some that this is a serious ghost story, what with the headless horseman, even including a number people who have supposedly read this. But to be honest this is comedy horror as we read what happens. Here then we meet Ichabod Crane, the schoolmaster in the sleepy glen that is Sleepy Hollow. The area is reputed to have ghosts, including a headless horseman and other supernatural beings and incidents. These of course make up the folklore of the area, and Ichabod is one of those people who does believe such things. As he falls for the delectable, young Katrina Van Tassel so he is not the only suitor for the lady. For Ichabod he thinks of the wealthy farm that her dad owns, all the money that could come his way, and the amount of food produced, as well as the pleasingly plump young lady. But of course, when you have a rival for the affections of a lady things can get a bit out of hand. When Ichabod disappears one night so we can read of the speculation of what happened to him, and what others are eventually saying. So, we know a hoax is played on the schoolmaster, but is there really a headless horseman haunting the area? If you have read this before you will already know what a little gem this is. For those coming to this for the first time though, make a cup of tea and sit back as you read this humorously engaging short story.
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Calypso
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Mettle and Mischief
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 28, 2017
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the story of a teacher in rural New England, Ichabod Crane. At the heart of the story is Ichabod’s mission to win the hand of a farmer’s daughter, Katrina Van Tassel. In this quest, he faces stiff competition from a rival, Abraham aka Brom...See more
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the story of a teacher in rural New England, Ichabod Crane. At the heart of the story is Ichabod’s mission to win the hand of a farmer’s daughter, Katrina Van Tassel. In this quest, he faces stiff competition from a rival, Abraham aka Brom Bones. It is a tale of brain versus brawn, at least in the eyes of Ichabod. Key to the contest between the rivals is the legend of a headless horseman that rides through the countryside… A short novella, this is an engaging story, beautifully written. By modern standards it is gentle and has no great twist, but it has a charm and wit behind it that make it well worth reading.
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Paul S
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Looking for a short break? They why not sit down, relax and enjoy this American classic.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 15, 2017
If you are looking for an hour''s escape from today''s busy and noisy world, then I would recommend finding a comfy chair in a quiet corner somewhere and letting this atmospheric story take you to a gentler time and place of long ago. This short story was written almost 200...See more
If you are looking for an hour''s escape from today''s busy and noisy world, then I would recommend finding a comfy chair in a quiet corner somewhere and letting this atmospheric story take you to a gentler time and place of long ago. This short story was written almost 200 years ago. It is a wonderful tale of a school teacher, Icabod Crane, who woos a wealthy farmer''s daughter, Katrina van Tassel, but who has a rival for her hand in Brom (Bones) van Brunt. Set in the quiet backwater of Sleepy Hollow, amid a community steeped in folklore and superstitions, it is a very emotive tale. Fortunately, thanks to the built in dictionary in Kindle, one can easily look up the archaic words that pepper this story and so really enjoy the gentle humour of the author Washington Irving. This is a wonderfully evocative tale set in a time and place long past.
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P. Brun
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A surprising mixture.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 25, 2014
This was an interesting read but required perseverence to get through it. I believe that this version was possibly written targeting academics because, before any of Washington Irving''s writings were reached, there was a long treatise on the importance of the author in the...See more
This was an interesting read but required perseverence to get through it. I believe that this version was possibly written targeting academics because, before any of Washington Irving''s writings were reached, there was a long treatise on the importance of the author in the development of American literature. When we got to Irving''s writing the style took me back to doing English homework when we were told "Write about ''Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth in 800 words''." There are a series of essays, some philosophical like ''Can some-one die of a Broken Heart?'' and others describing what to me sounded like a rather idealised version of life as lived in England possibly targeted at an American audience. One could sense when the essay was being done as an excercise and when Irving was actually enjoying the writing when it became much less laboured. A section dealing with the way the Indians were treated by the colonisers was very interesting and Irving was probably quite brave to publish it. It was stubborness rather than entertainment value that got me to the end of the book. The story of Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow are exceptions to that comment but they make up a small proportion of the book.
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Neil Warmington
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Entertaining ghost story from the period in which ghost stories were written at their best
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 29, 2013
Sleepy Hollow has become entwined in popular culture through well known films, TV shows as well as the Disney animated version. Therefore, it was good to finally get around to reading the short story in its original form. The character of Ichabod Crane is described is great...See more
Sleepy Hollow has become entwined in popular culture through well known films, TV shows as well as the Disney animated version. Therefore, it was good to finally get around to reading the short story in its original form. The character of Ichabod Crane is described is great detail, as is the setting of the story. As such, Irving is then able to set up the eery setting in which Ichabod finds himself alone in the witching hour, only to encounter the local legendary the headless horseman. The story is beautifully written and is a must for people who enjoy 19th Century ghost stories.
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