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The Gravekeeper

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 18
Categories: Halloween, Horror, Scary

Author

Patrick
Bone

Appeared in

Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares II

Story Summary

When a young boy is taken to live with his eccentric grandfather, a doll maker, his grandfather says he mustn't stay because it is the time of the year for the gravekeeper to come for a child in the village. But with no alternatives, he uses some of his lifelike dolls to help protect his grandson.