The stories in this collection curdle with the creepy characters of traditional folklore. They brim with the supernatural: the mysterious disappearance of children who made deals with duendes, evil trolls who live inside the walls of our houses; the ghostly specter of La Llorona who floats along the creek bed, howling, AAy, mis hijos!; witches that turn into great white owls; and even the Devil himself harvesting wayward souls. These spooky stories are illustrated by storyteller Xavier Garza, just the way he heard them at the knees of masters when he was growing up in South Texas. Garza has preserved just the right gory detail and startling surprise to frighten the socks off you. And he always insists that you learn your lesson and take heed, or else.