08-15-2012 03:38 AM
I'm looking for a children's book suitable for 10-12 years old, maybe a little older and was available early to mid-1970s.
The plot centers around two boys (possibly brothers) who are too scared to cross a covered bridge at night because of a monster they might encounter. I think the monster was short & round with arms & legs, like a ball with limbs.
Does anyone know what book this is?
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08-16-2012 09:49 AM
The only children's story I can think of about a "monster" under a bridge is the classic "Three Billy Goats Gruff" which has been around a long time. Probably not what you're looking for though. Just thought I would throw it out there.
08-16-2012 01:57 PM
Yeah, definitely not 'Three Billy Goats Gruff'. :-)
Closer more to 'Sleepy Hollow', encountering a 'creature' out in the dark. That's why I think it happened on a covered bridge.
08-18-2012 02:38 PM
Just been informed on another lost-book forum that this book is:
The Spooky Thing, by William O. Steele, published 1960 by Harcourt Brace