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Ghost Hunt: Chilling Tales of the Unknown
     

Ghost Hunt: Chilling Tales of the Unknown

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by Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, Cameron Dokey (With)
 

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An exciting new middle grade collection of spooky paranormal investigations based on REAL ghost hunts from stars of the TV show Ghost Hunters, the number one reality show on cable television!

In a lush, thick volume, Ghost Hunt will feature multiple stories dramatized with cliff hangers and red herrings to heighten suspense and character

Overview

An exciting new middle grade collection of spooky paranormal investigations based on REAL ghost hunts from stars of the TV show Ghost Hunters, the number one reality show on cable television!

In a lush, thick volume, Ghost Hunt will feature multiple stories dramatized with cliff hangers and red herrings to heighten suspense and character interaction. Through the investigations, the reader will learn the ins and outs of ghost hunting, how to spot a hoax, and how to face their fear of the paranormal.

The book will also have tips for ghost hunting at the end of the book, including guides to the technical equipment and how to set up your own traps for ghosts. Though presented as fiction, these stories are based on real cases, and the GHOSTS ARE REAL!

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Dawn Talbott
In Ghost Hunt, readers go on the job with the members of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) as they probe into mysterious happenings with other-worldly elements. Hawes and Wilson lead the crew to investigate cases involving pennies appearing on the floor out of nowhere, ghosts with no legs, knocking noises, the haunting of a fort, and more. Each story in Ghost Hunt explores a different aspect of paranormal activity. The selections are short enough that readers without a lot of time, or younger readers without much stamina, will be able to read in manageable chunks. Along with the recounting of cases from the TAPS files comes the "Ghost Hunt Guide." In this added feature, potential paranormal investigators learn about useful techniques such as interviewing clients, checking the location, setting up equipment, collecting evidence, doing research, analyzing data and reaching conclusions. It also includes a quiz for readers to test their skills at working a case. The accounts in this collection are sure to give readers cold chills. The very basic writing style, coupled with the shortness of the selections, makes the book appealing for middle school or junior high aged readers. Overall, it is a solid piece. Reviewer: Dawn Talbott
School Library Journal
Gr 4–9—This collection of stories is based on case files from The Atlanta Paranormal Society, TAPS, founded by Hawes and Wilson. Each of the eight selections describes the sightings and paranormal activity from the perspective of the observer, then describes how members of TAPS researched, set up equipment, and discovered explanations for what happened. What causes pennies to appear in the bedroom of two boys? Who is the ghost on the water and why do some ghosts have no legs? These mysteries are unlocked as readers follow the ghost hunters on their quest for the truth. The stories have enough elements of the unknown to make them spine-tingling, but they are more mystery than horror. A ghost-hunt guide allows readers an opportunity to experience firsthand the process TAPS uses to solve their cases. Fans of the authors' Ghost Hunter TV series will find these stories equally if not more intriguing than the show. Those who are not familiar with the series will enjoy meeting the ghost hunters and learning how to use the equipment. The easy-to-read format and subject matter will keep even the most reluctant of readers interested.—Denise Moore, O'Gorman Junior High School, Sioux Falls, SD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316178273
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/05/2011
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
326,516
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson have been avid investigators of the paranormal for more than twenty years and have investigated over two thousand claims of paranormal activity, helping families, law enforcement agencies, the military, and churches do both preliminary and extensive investigations. They are the bestselling authors of the books Ghost Hunting and Seeking Spirits for adults and they are best known for their television show, Ghost Hunters, on Syfy and for being the founder and cofounder, respectively of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS). Jason Hawes was born in Canandaigua, New York, and now lives in Rhode Island with his wife and five children. Grant Wilson was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, where he continues to live with his wife and three boys.

CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITES AT www.the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com/ and www.syfy.com/ghosthunters/

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Ghost Hunt 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
amanda_08 More than 1 year ago
Okay, for one, this is written for children. In a story form for children that is why Jason and Grant isn't the main characters. Take a preview through the book, look into it you will see. I love the book and I love the fact that they wrote a book for children it was very interesting actually that they want to get children involved into the ghost hunting! It's not like "Ghost Hunting" or "Seeking Spirits" so if you think its gonna be like that don't buy it. It is for children! I'm a big fan of Jason and Grants work so if you love TAPS and a good ol ghost story this book is great for all ages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for your teenagers or even pre-teens who believe that ghosts are real. Other than Stories it teaches your kids how to conduct their own ghost hunt. It is a good learning tool. I would recommend this books to other parents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JASON AND GRANT ARE AWSOME !!!! i cant wait to read all their books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the besr book i have ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NO TV? I HAVE NO TV!!!!!!!""""!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it soooo much. The one thing i didnt like though was none of the orginal team members except for jay and grant were in therw, although that may have been because in case someone left, someone wouldnt come and read the book three years lajter and w onder qho the heck that person is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the sample and i loved it so the books gotta be better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am ten years old should I get this book?
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best book ever.but i still do think wrestaling is better.
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I recamend if you like scary or tragec endings also happy and sad endings!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book beacause i watch their show all the time!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the show and just loves all the books. I have never miss the shows unless i am out of town or sick. I recommend to read all of their books if u are interestes in ghost hunter and their stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everything is super scary. The ghost on water and fort mifflin was scary. I felt like i was at all of these spooky places
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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Rita V for Readers Favorite Ghost Hunt, Chilling Tales of the Unknown is a spine-tingling novel written by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, with Cameron Dokey. This book is the first in a collection of case files from The Atlanta Paranormal Society, TAPS. Contained in this novel are eight individual chilling ghost stories based on real life experiences and true events that sent the TAPS team to investigate. These intriguing stories include: pennies that appear out of nowhere repeatedly on a young man's bedroom floor; a dark haunted figure that hovers over the water; a 12-year-old boy asks the team to investigate three ghosts in his home and none of them appear to have legs; a case that involves TAPS exploring Fort Mifflin where 150 soldiers had lost their lives; a house haunted by loud knocking noises that actually tie in to a familiar tune; a jealous ghost that acts out against the living; a teenager who disturbs a grave site brings an angry spirit back home with him; and a little girl who can see and talk to her grandmother who had passed away three months earlier. There is also a chapter at the end of the book entitled, "The Ghost Hunt Guide," which tells you precisely how to setup your own paranormal investigation. Ghost Hunt is written specifically for children in grades 4-9, but even the adults will enjoy these thrilling stories! The cover is captivating and mysterious with the graveyard setting and really captures the reader's attention immediately. The plot of each story is easy for older children to comprehend; and while it is a thriller, it is written delicately so children will be on their edge of their seat, but without the blood, guts and gore. It is written very tastefully, and I loved the build-up of suspense and found that I could not put this book down! What is most fascinating about these stories is that they are based on true events. Almost everyone has had some type of paranormal experience in their life that they cannot explain and can truly relate to these stories, myself included. Jason and Grant really hit it out of the ballpark with this mysterious and fun read for all ages. I absolutely enjoyed each story and found the Ghost Hunt Guide to be very informational and helpful.
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