WHO'S AFRAID? AND OTHER STRANGE STORIES. [Harmondsworth, Middlesex]: Viking Kestrel, . Octavo, illustrated by Peter Melnyczuk, boards. First edition. The author's second collection of short fantasy fiction. Collects six stories. "Like the stories in her earlier collection, THE SHADOW-CAGE AND OTHER TALES OF THE SUPERNATURAL (1977), those gathered here are reminiscent of the classic British ghost story in their execution. Each is appropriately atmospheric, and each is sufficiently haunting without being too horrific for its intended audience of younger readers. In fact, adult readers may find the frequent depictions of evil children more disturbing the children do themselves." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 7-293. Pearce is the the author of the classic children's fantasy TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN (1958). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#160921).
"First published 1986" on copyright page.