If you look at any “scary” books for kids now they are all colorful and cutesy. The cover art alone is creepy enough to bring on some nightmares. This was THE book to check out from the library in October in elementary school.
This magical hardcover edition is drawn from the mammoth collection first published in 1909 and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Forty full-color plates, plus innumerable black-and-white spot elements, retain the best features of the original.