The girl with the green ribbon

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the girl with the green ribbon

In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz

This book is hands down one of my favorite childrens books. My kindergarten teacher read this to us Halloween (1989) and I fell in love with it. The story of the little girl named Jenny with the ribbon around her neck really stuck with me. In middle school and high school I started asking people if they ever read a book with that story in it, or heard of it. No one did. As an adult I was determined to find it but I didnt remember what it looked like. Every Halloween season I would look in bookstores and ask booksellers if they ever heard that story. I was beginning to think that I made it up.

I started working at Borders Books & Music (R.I.P.) fall of 2005 and started working in the childrens section doing inventory and merchandising. This book was on a cart that I was re-shelving in the I Can Read Book spinners and I happened to flip through it. Oh my god I was so excited. I bought it that day and then I had the author and the title and was able to order some in hard cover.

Now when I wander through Barnes and Noble I sometimes see the hardcover in the bargain books section during Halloween time. I make sure to pick up a copy and I give them to my nieces and children of my friends. I just bought a new one to use when I work with young children so I can keep my copy nice.
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The Green Ribbon

10 Psychological Reasons 'The Velvet Ribbon' Is More Horrifying Than You Thought

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His version of the tale, however, was just that, a version. There are so many reasons why the velvet ribbon is scary, not least of which is that — like the creepy nursery rhymes they sometimes get told — this story is intended for children. In this eerie, memorable tale, a woman with a velvet ribbon around her neck will never take it off and is very mysterious about why.
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It has stayed with me for over 20 years., It was published as part of the I Can Read! The third story in the book, "The Green Ribbon", follows a girl named Jenny.

This is my favorite story from this book, which is one of my favorite childhood books. Thanks for posting the pics. Glad I found this site, it would have driven me crazy trying to recall what it was. Honestly, though, this book traumatized me as a kid probably 6-ish? It all came back looking at the last page, the head on the floor, lifeless body still on the bed Anyhoo, thanks for sharing, I love hashing up repressed childhood memories!!

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  2. Daniela Z. says:

    Remember? It's a wonderful story that also scarred me for life. It was called "The Green Ribbon" and this is literally the story. It's about a girl.

  3. Maribel B. says:

    Once there was a girl named Jenny who always wore a green ribbon around her neck. One day Alfred asked her why she wore it. "I cannot tell.

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