Ghost Stories of the Pacific Northwest


Here is a ghostly gazetteer chronicling the numerous contemporary accounts of Northwestern hauntings and other strange happenings reported in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon.

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Here is a ghostly gazetteer chronicling the numerous contemporary accounts of Northwestern hauntings and other strange happenings reported in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon.

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Children's Literature
For young readers who have read all the "Goosebumps" stories and are looking for something else a little spooky, this is the book. It is a collection of true (if you believe in ghosts) stories collected from news articles, anthologies of folk tales and other books. The stories range from the humorous, "The Levitating Dachshund," to the scary, "Portrait of a Ghost;" and from the benign, "The Man in the Cowboy Hat Teaches Math," to the bizarre, "The Snoring Ghost." It includes stories from all types of ghosts such as spirits, poltergeists, apparitions and visions from the past. The stories are arranged by locale (houses, restaurants, roads) and are cross-referenced by location, motif and subject. The only flaw, if it is a flaw, is that the book is very academic. In addition to the indexes, it also contains a lengthy introduction and many of the stories are written like news articles. For the casual young reader, this can be a turn off. However, if a student is interested in ghost stories, these are really good stories. The reader can expect to sleep with the light on for a few nights. 2001 (orig. 1995), August House, $24.95 and $14.95. Ages 12 to 16. Reviewer: Heather Robertson AGES: 12 13 14 15 16
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874834376
  • Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Series: American Storytelling Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 9 - 18 Years
  • Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.76 (d)

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