I know there’s only a slim chance that someone can help me with this one, but it’s bugged me for years. When I was a kid I absolutely loved Halloween (still do). Because we lived in an apartment my parents would take my brother and I over to my grandparents’ house to trick or treat. My uncle has also always loved Halloween, and all things morbid and creepy, so one year he brought home this book from the library to read to everyone. It was full of poems and stories that scared the crap out of me. Mostly they were about monsters eating children. I think one might have been about a Cyclops; one about a troll.
I remember the impact the book had on me, but I never found out what the name of it was, and I’ve asked my uncle, but it’s been like 20 years and he can’t remember. Like I said, I know there’s an absolutely slim chance of finding out what book this was, but I’m fairly certain it was published in the ‘80s (or late ‘70s).
If anyone has any faint ideas I’d appreciate them. It’d be so awesome to find a copy of it, and see it again after all these years.