Children of the Corn

Children of the Corn

by Stephen King

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A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection
Driving through the cornfields in rural Nebraska, Burt and Vicky run over a young boy—only to discover that they may not be responsible for his death. Out in the corn, something is watching them, and help is nowhere to be found.
From the unrivaled master of horror and the supernatural, Stephen King. “Children of the Corn,” first collected in the extraordinary collection Night Shift in 1973 and then adapted into a horror film franchise of the same name, is a terrifying and unforgettable classic of the genre.
An eBook short.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101974049
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/22/2016
Series: A Vintage Short
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 16
Sales rank: 39,190
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad DreamsFinders Keepers, Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel), Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63—now a Hulu original television series event—was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.


Bangor, Maine

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Portland, Maine


B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970

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Children of the Corn 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Years ago I read this and loved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So much depth in a short story. Great job, Stephen King!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The movie is really good as well as the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
King is amazing and this short is equally awesome
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
Oh, I don’t remember this novel being like this. As I began to read this novel, I had to check the cover again to make sure I was reading the correct book. I thought this novel was about a carload of individuals and what happened to them. I thought I remembered them being chased in a cornfield and the children’s eyes glowing. Now I am totally confused. Now, I need to watch the movie to see if its anything like this book. I wanted to read this novel as I remember it being one of the first horror books I read when I was growing up. It’s been over 30 years, so it’s no wonder I am confused. I am just glad that I found it and read it. This novel is actually about a husband and wife who are driving across country to visit her brother and his wife. Burt has been doing most of the driving while Vicky is supposed to be doing the map reading, which is leading into some heated conversations. A quick glance at Vicky and Burt finds the car bumping over something. As he stops the vehicle, Vicky is hysterically screaming that Burt has hit a boy. A boy who came out of the corn field. Now what? They’re responsible so they try to dispose of the body with proper authorities but, where are they?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very suspenseful, and even though I do not understand the ending I would totally recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short story was pretty good, it's not the best Stephen King novel.