The Toll House: A Ghost Story for Christmas

Category: Book
By (author): Jacobs, W.W.
Illustrated By: Seth
Series: Christmas Ghost Stories
Subject:  FICTION / Ghost
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  FICTION / Thrillers / Supernatural
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Biblioasis
Published: October 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 48
Size: 6.00in x 4.00in
Our Price:
$ 8.95
Availability:
In stock

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Biblioasis is thrilled to continue this series of beautifully illustrated, collectible, classic Christmas ghost stories designed and illustrated by world-famous cartoonist Seth.

The Toll-House has a long and terrible history as a place of death. But Jack Barnes doesn't believe in spirits. His travelling companions, Messrs. Meagle, Lester, and White, wager that he might be convinced otherwise if they all spend a night together in the house. Four men go in, but will four come out?

Review Quote*

Praise for Christmas Ghost Stories

"[This] series of Christmas ghost stories, miniature books chosen and illustrated by the cartoonist Seth ... [offers] chills-and charm."-John Williams, New York Times Book Review

"I just bought my set of these and they ... are ... PERFECT. I hope they do these every year."-Patton Oswalt

"These are beautiful little books ... [My family's] been reading them at home, and we've actually put them away so we can re-read them on Christmas Eve."-Matt Galloway, CBC's Metro Morning

"For Seth, this is really a labour of love."-Peter Robb, Ottawa Citizen

"The two classic Christmas ghost stories that Seth and Biblioasis fashioned last year were a huge success for us. Nifty packaging, striking design-so Seth."-Ben McNally, Ben McNally Books, Toronto, ON

"Seth's Christmas Ghost Stories series resurrects the legacy of fireside tales at Christmas with these beautifully illustrated editions."-John Toews, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg, MB

Biographical Note

William Wymark "W. W." Jacobs (1863- 1943) was an English author of novels and short stories, most famously "The Monkey's Paw."

Seth is the cartoonist behind the comic-book series Palookaville. His comics have a appeared in the New York Times magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeney's Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared on the cover of The New Yorker, The Walrus, and CNQ.