Carroll, E. (2014). Through the woods. New York: Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry Books.
Commentary: The style of this book is quite dark and scary. Students the love scary stories will enjoy these five tales. The drawings in this book add a lot to the stories. The characters in each story help to create the eerie feel of the book. Each story has a different theme but all of them follow a general foreboding nature. In Our Neighbor's House, the girls did not obey their father's rule and paid the price. In My Friend Janna, they were taking advantage of people and ended up getting haunted in turn.
Connections: Teacher Resources, Book Trailer, Book Review, Author Interview
Similar Books: Baba Yaga's Assistance by Marik McCoola; The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang; Hilda and the Midnight Giant by Luke Pearson
Textbook Connections: The book Through the Woods will appeal to students because of its graphic nature and the scary subjects they love.