They dared Florence to enter the haunted house on top of the hill. She is frightened, but Florence musters the courage to go inside. As she makes her way up to the top she finds many ghastly things along the way. Will she make it back out or be turned into a stump forever?
The Stumps of Flattop Hill is a macabre tale of a little girl who enters the town’s legendary haunted house in the face of fear. A dark tale for children in the tradition of the Brother’s Grimm, it calls to mind the provocative illustration style of Edward Gorey. Scary and entertaining, this book challenges the idea of what children’s books can be.
Textually, this one was a bit of a challenge. I read it through once and then started recording. The video is one continuous recording and by about half way through I was starting to think I was going to make some terrible flub but I think I made it. Any rate, enjoy and go buy the book if you’re so inclined