The big book of urban legends: adapted from the works of Jan by Jan Harold Brunvand, Robert Loren Fleming, Robert F. Boyd

By Jan Harold Brunvand, Robert Loren Fleming, Robert F. Boyd

This choice of unusual and peculiar anecdotal stories drawn (ostensibly) from genuine existence includes 2 hundred tales that experience circulated throughout metropolitan areas--all normally sworn to be real. ''The Poodle within the Microwave, '' ''The Mouse within the Coke Bottle, '' and ''The unintended Cannibals'' are only a number of the legends awarded during this quantity. Illustrated via artists from DC Comics. Mature readers.

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