Ghost stories have been favorites of older children for generations and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow is no exception. First published in 1819. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the story of Ichabod Crane, a tall, lanky schoolmaster in Sleepy Hollow, who loves Katrina Van Tassel, a wealthy farmer's daughter. His chief rival for Katrina's affection is Brom Van Brunt, a muscular mischief-maker whom everyone calls Brom Bones. At a "merry making" one evening, Crane hears the tale of a headless horseman who haunts the region. Crane will soon have a terrifying encounter with this mysterious apparition. This story is for children in grades 6-9 and older readers
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