Ghost Hunters

Ghost Hunters

by Michael Martin
     
 

When strange things happen in your house, who should you call? Ghost Hunters! But unlike some ghost hunters in movies and TV shows, they don't capture spirits. They research and investigate to look for scientific evidence of a ghosts presence. Discover the tools and methods used by modern ghost hunters inside.  See more details below

Overview

When strange things happen in your house, who should you call? Ghost Hunters! But unlike some ghost hunters in movies and TV shows, they don't capture spirits. They research and investigate to look for scientific evidence of a ghosts presence. Discover the tools and methods used by modern ghost hunters inside.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Michelle DeFields-Gambrel
As one of four titles in "The Ghost Files" series, this is the worst book in a mediocre series. If readers have seen a few episodes of the various ghost hunter television shows, there is nothing new here—it is simply a brief introduction to the equipment and techniques used by ghost hunters to gather evidence of ghosts as well as a few brief ghost stories from the hunters themselves. The photos (or lack thereof) are completely worthless, almost all are variants of ghost hunters looking serious, with no close-ups of the equipment being described. While a few interesting stories and facts about photographs purporting to show actual ghosts are presented, the actual photographs mentioned are not shown, even when it seems that the photographs should have been easy to acquire. For example, the author describes a photo of ghost hunter L'Aura Hladik with orbs gathered around her right side. The photo printed in the book is a headshot of Hladik with a dust mask on—no orbs in site. In a "Fact" box, the author mentions the first known ghost photographs, but they are not printed either. At the end of the book, besides a glossary, there is a list of books for further reading as well as the publisher's Fact Hound website where you can enter a code from the book to find up-to-date links of interest. For this series, the links are few, if any, and mostly repeat from book to book. One of the links for this book is already bad and the code for one of the other books does not work at all. This book feels very slapped together. While the grunge design of the book may appeal to readers, the content simply doesn't deliver. Library budgets would be better served elsewhere. Reviewer: Michelle DeFields-Gambrel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429665179
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
The Ghost Files Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
860L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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