Living Ghosts and Mischievous Monsters: Chilling American Indian Stories

By Dan C. Jones
Folk Tale

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Native American mythology? Stories told by native people themselves? Then Living Ghosts and Mischievous Monsters is the book for you!

Not only is this book a compilation of stories from the mouths of Native peoples, but the collector of the stories and the illustrators are Native people as well. This book contains stories from tribes all across the Americas. Some of the stories are ancient legends passed down from generations while others are more modern experiences and folk tales. Each story is rich with life and contains culture in an individual context that further immerses the reader.

This book is perfect for people who want to get a fresh and vibrant glimpse of the diverse and complex stories of Indigenous people across the Americas. Many of the stories within are quite spooky, so only those not faint of heart should venture forth. But if you do, I’m sure you won’t regret it.

Review by Taryn Perl, Circulation