Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark is a horror book series created by Alvin Schwarts. The three books of the series are adaptations of urban legends, American folklore and myths. And put it into an easy to read children's book series.
Power of the verse
The verse varies a lot with characters ranging from small animals and regular humans to characters that can easily kill humans and giants. However this verse has a number of powers. Such as Death by Fear Manipulation, Clairvoyance, Corruption, Non-Corporeal, Pain Suppression, Immortality (Types 2 and 7), Acausality, etc.