Ghosts of War

Ghosts of War

by Daniel Cohen
     
 

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Recounts supposedly true stories about ghosts connected in some way with war, from haunted battlefields to soldiers' premonitions of death. See more details below

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Recounts supposedly true stories about ghosts connected in some way with war, from haunted battlefields to soldiers' premonitions of death.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
A collection of ``true'' ghost stories, each framed within the context of war, from the 12th-century Japanese Gempei War to World Wars I and II. (An introductory note speculates that the Korean and Vietnam Wars are probably too recent to have inspired ghostly lore.) Cohen's understated, conversational tone is convincing and effective, although fragmented sentences frequently mar his style. As with the genre of the urban folktale (to which these predominately contemporary tales are related), readers have the impression of hearing the story from a close or reliable witness. These stories have been collected and retold, but Cohen does not cite his sources for them. Like his other collections, the book is well suited for reading aloud and invites retelling among children. --Susan H. Patron, Los Angeles Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671740863
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
12/01/1992
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
95
Product dimensions:
5.11(w) x 7.47(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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