Coretta Scott King Author Award WINNER 1993
Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award WINNER 1996
Kansas William White Master List WINNER 1994
Newbery Honor Book WINNER 1993
"The atmosphere of each selection is skillfully developed and sustained to the very end. Pinkney’s stark scratchboard illustrations evoke an eerie mood, which heightens the suspense of each tale. This is a stellar collection for both public and school libraries looking for absorbing books to hook young readers. Storytellers will also find it a goldmine."–(starred) School Library Journal.