Gruesome Books
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  • Beowulf_ illustrated by Charles Keeping - extremely gruesome, more so than his _Highwayman_, which doesn't spare the "they shot him down like a dog..."
  • Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs
  • Struwwelpeter : merry stories and funny pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann
  • The dancing tigers, by Russell Hoban ; illustrated by David Gentleman.
  • The Waiting Dog / Beck
  • A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
  • Matilda, who told lies and was burned to death by Hillaire Belloc ( a cautionary tale...)