Creepy Castles

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What's the scariest thing about castles? Is it the torture chamber where prisoners were boiled in pots? Maybe it's the dungeon where victims were thrown into a pit filled with spikes. For some it's the mysterious ghosts who roam the empty hallways at night. In the 11 creepy castles in this book, you'll meet the spirit of a queen who carries her head as she wanders, a court jester with a murderous sense of humor, and a deadly prince who killed his enemies by piercing them with ...
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Overview

What's the scariest thing about castles? Is it the torture chamber where prisoners were boiled in pots? Maybe it's the dungeon where victims were thrown into a pit filled with spikes. For some it's the mysterious ghosts who roam the empty hallways at night. In the 11 creepy castles in this book, you'll meet the spirit of a queen who carries her head as she wanders, a court jester with a murderous sense of humor, and a deadly prince who killed his enemies by piercing them with sharp poles.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joella Peterson
When thinking of a classic horror movie setting, readers often envision some dark, mysterious castle full of ghosts and other haunts. In this volume of the "Scary Places" series, Creepy Castles examines eleven of the most chilling (and historic) horror backdrops. Even though most of the castles are in the British Isles (nine out of the eleven—only Dracula's castle in Romania and the Hachioji Castle in Japan are not), readers will enjoy the variety of reasons why the castles are considered to be so "creepy." For example, one castle makes the list because the queen was locked away for 30 years and may have become a werewolf according to some legends. Another castle was made famous by the discovery of the piles of bones of enemies or workers that the castle's family did not want to pay, who were thrown into a dungeon to starve to death. One of the most well-known castles is the Tower of London, where many people lived, were imprisoned, and killed (such as the beheaded Anne Boleyn). With such short entries on each castle, readers will undoubtedly want to learn more about their favorite creepy stories. A glossary, bibliography, index, and map (that shows the location of the nine castles in the British Isles) are also included. Reviewer: Joella Peterson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597165761
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Series: Scary Places Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,019,205
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: IG820L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Creepy Castles     4
Hidden Room of Death     6
The Bloodthirsty Ruler     8
A Murderous Marriage     10
A Phantom Prankster     12
The Wailing Rocks     14
The Blue Boy     16
The Headless Queen     18
A Watery Grave     20
The Deadly Drummer Boy     22
A Museum Mystery     24
The Hidden Vampire     26
Creepy Castles Around the World     28
Glossary     30
Bibliography     31
Read More     31
Learn More Online     31
Index     32
About the Author     32
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