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No - I don't think it was any of those. This was earlier - mid 90's I think. The part that I remember vividly is the end opf the movie the screen goes to grey static because the earth has been destroyed.
It was also a sort of "War of the Worlds" parody. I remember because we were doing War of the Worlds in highschool at the time. So it would have been 1995, when I was in freshman english. We were all laughing because there were newspaper articles about people who actually believed it was real news reports, but after some discussion we decided they were lying to try to sue people.
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Alaskanteach, no ideas here. I read very few spooky tales type books as a kid.
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My side of the mountain by jean craighead George

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Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!! I am SOOOOO excited to get this and re-read it!!!
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It was also a sort of "War of the Worlds" parody. I remember because we were doing War of the Worlds in highschool at the time. So it would have been 1995, when I was in freshman english. We were all laughing because there were newspaper articles about people who actually believed it was real news reports, but after some discussion we decided they were lying to try to sue people.
: It totally freaked me out as a child to watch it - I thought it was really happening:
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Annie On My Mind is about a teenage lesbian relationship, but it is from the mid- to late-80s and it is not the book you describe.
That scene isn't in the book? Back to the drawing board, then. I figured that was it because I recalled the title having a girl's name and it starting with an A. The time sounds right, though; I was guessing but I would have read it anywhere from 86-89. I'll have to read this book.
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Here are the only scary stories I read as a kid. Off to Google...

http://www.amazon.com/Thing-at-Foot-Bed/dp/0440487730

It's astonishing how little "gold miner" narrows a search on "ghost stories".
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Ok, was there a part ~one of the "sessions" that involved a game of ping-pong. and the mentor got the kid worked up so that he would telekineticly move the ball?
Was there some part about someone missing near a river?
Were there more than one ESP gifted children that hung out at a house where the mentor was?
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I think I know exactly what you're talking about. They were rough in texture and not bright light legos?

I can't find them online. I'm searching!
Yes ! they were rough on the outside, not smooth. YAY ! Someone else knows what I am talking baout !
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I'm pretty sure this is it.

YESS! Thats it. We had a Lot of them. I think my Mom got us a huge set for Christmas, or two large sets to share. We had the blue ,yellow and green, and also orange and pinks as well. They were great, you couldn't break them , and no sharp edges to cut your feet up. I loved those blocks !
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OMG Matel Tuff Stuff!!! I had their play food. It ROCKED!!!

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Okay, here's another.

There was this chapter book about a little girl (or boy) who smelled funny and got made fun of by everyone at school, including the teacher. There was a dollhouse in the back of the classroom that had Goldilocks and the Three Bears in it. To her, they were real, and they became her friends. Sound familiar?
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Okay, here's another.

There was this chapter book about a little girl (or boy) who smelled funny and got made fun of by everyone at school, including the teacher. There was a dollhouse in the back of the classroom that had Goldilocks and the Three Bears in it. To her, they were real, and they became her friends. Sound familiar?
Smelling funny and being teased by everyone reminds me of the Wayside school story where the dead rat tries to sneak into the class as "Sammy".

The Goldilocks and the Three bears being real in a dollhouse reminds me of C.S. Adler's books.

The combination is feeling familiar, but isn't jogging any sort of useful information.
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Okay, here's another.

There was this chapter book about a little girl (or boy) who smelled funny and got made fun of by everyone at school, including the teacher. There was a dollhouse in the back of the classroom that had Goldilocks and the Three Bears in it. To her, they were real, and they became her friends. Sound familiar?
Found it! The Bears' House, by Marilyn Sachs.
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Found it! The Bears' House, by Marilyn Sachs.
Yep. That's the one I always get confused with C.S. Adler's "Good-bye Pink Pig"
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Here are the only scary stories I read as a kid. Off to Google...

http://www.amazon.com/Thing-at-Foot-Bed/dp/0440487730

It's astonishing how little "gold miner" narrows a search on "ghost stories".
Nope. those do not look familiar..

And I understand that many people did not read scary stories as kids.. at least from an AP standpoint, I don't think it would be supported much..

BUT, my father is a novelist (in fact, he won the Bram Stoker award- which only goes to the BEST horror novel of the year) so I was greatly influenced as a young avid reader, as you can imagine..
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Well, if you remember another story, I'll be glad to look again.

Unfortunately, Google is less than helpful for "actor dies during play" since a lot of real actors have died during plays.
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Found it! The Bears' House, by Marilyn Sachs.
Thank you!!
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Well, if you remember another story, I'll be glad to look again.

Unfortunately, Google is less than helpful for "actor dies during play" since a lot of real actors have died during plays.
Nothing about the delivery guy that interrupts the couple's spat and is killed with a ricocheted bullet of a frying pan, and then his ghostly wagon goes and haunts the guy? That was the one that I probably knew the most details about..

In the actors one..

it was two main characters that were freinds, and during a swordfighting scene, the one guy gets stabbed for real.. and dies.. I don't remember any more than that, though, like what about that made it a spooky story..
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Nothing about the delivery guy that interrupts the couple's spat and is killed with a ricocheted bullet of a frying pan, and then his ghostly wagon goes and haunts the guy? That was the one that I probably knew the most details about..
Sorry, forgot to check that one...

Bother, I just do not have the Google skills for this...
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Nope. those do not look familiar..

And I understand that many people did not read scary stories as kids.. at least from an AP standpoint, I don't think it would be supported much..

BUT, my father is a novelist (in fact, he won the Bram Stoker award- which only goes to the BEST horror novel of the year) so I was greatly influenced as a young avid reader, as you can imagine..
Not suggesting you are saying this, but in general I don't know if I can corrolate being allowed to read scary stuff with my parents being anti-AP. My mother was pretty crunchy and AP, as well as being really well educated (if not college-learned at the time). She also is in the "take kids seriously" camp. She allowed us to read whatever we wanted and did not restrict our library. I was an excellerated and vorocious reader. I read stuff that probably wasn't really appropriate, and often dreamed about the things I read (still do actually). And it wasn't all "literature". I was reading V.C. Andrew's Flowers in the Attic series by the time I was 10 years old, which had a lot of mature material and really disturbing imagery. I don't remember asking permission, but she probably would not have said no anyway.

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Yes, I remember that one! They take away her black dress and give her a white one, right?? They sort of "civilize" her, as it were (no offense to Pagans).
Yes, I believe that was a plot point, which obviously went over my head t the time .

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To the OP:
I will be of no help except to say that I REMEMBER THAT BOOK... (the bunny book) and the illustrations were gorgeous. Didn't it show what was happening in the roots of the trees (where the bunnies lived) simultaneously with what was going on in the lives of the children who lived above? I was 3 in 1977 and I have very clear memories of the pictures, but no words. Maybe the "story" didn't even have words?

Driving me crazy now! What a powerful memory this thread brought back!
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Okay, I have been trying to remember this book title for EVER...I really hope someone can help. A young girl (I think her parents died?) is sent to live with a relative (old aunt or uncle) in an old country manor. The house has portraits of some young children (four, I think) and over the course of the novel, the children's ghosts are manifested to her and they become friends...I remember reading it as a young girl, and even though I was super scared of supernatural stories, this book actually gave me the warm fuzzies. I remember it being just beautiful, and I would LOVE to read it again.
Hey Danielle,

You never came back to say whether *The Children of Green Knowe* was your book. Just curious...

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Anyone?
I remember this or something very like it. I don't remember a title but I loved the book. I think there may have been more than one.

Not helpful at all, sorry.
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Alaskanteach-

Do any of these look familiar to you?
http://teenspace.cincinnatilibrary.o...d=urbanlegends

I'm pretty sure I read two or three of those at least. (I loved that stuff)

For some reason the description of one "Give me back my guts" sounds familiar.
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I don't think this is it but I loved this book!
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...0905&pwb=1&z=y
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Here's one for the super sleuths. I'm pretty sure I read this in elementary school.

It's about a girl (maybe with a sibling?) who goes to stay/live (??) with, I think, an uncle. I know the house is far out and by a moor or body of water. There's a girl ghost at the house. Something happens with both the body of water and a bookcase in the library. I think I remember her having a sense of foreboding on the ride down the road to the house. Maybe even they have an accident of some sort. My memories of this are fuzzy but I remember it being really good.
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Here's one for the super sleuths. I'm pretty sure I read this in elementary school.

It's about a girl (maybe with a sibling?) who goes to stay/live (??) with, I think, an uncle. I know the house is far out and by a moor or body of water. There's a girl ghost at the house. Something happens with both the body of water and a bookcase in the library. I think I remember her having a sense of foreboding on the ride down the road to the house. Maybe even they have an accident of some sort. My memories of this are fuzzy but I remember it being really good.
girl, uncle, moor sounds like the Secret Garden. There wasn't a girl ghost, but there was the ghostly sounds of the little boy before she found him.
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Okay, here's another one --

Anyone remember a story about a boy who gets ahold of some white, pearlescent liniment or ointment of some kind and when he rubs it into his back, he grows angel wings?
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Anyone remember a story about a boy who gets ahold of some white, pearlescent liniment or ointment of some kind and when he rubs it into his back, he grows angel wings?
I remember reading that one! It's Black and Blue Magic by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.
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