Hauntings

Hauntings

by Gail B. Stewart
     
 

No one has ever proved the existence of ghosts. Yet polls routinely show that people believe they exist. In one poll, 37 percent of Americans said they believe that a house can be haunted; 32 percent said they believe that spirits of the dead can return to the world of the living. The Library of Ghosts & Hauntings examines all things ghostly-through lively

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Overview

No one has ever proved the existence of ghosts. Yet polls routinely show that people believe they exist. In one poll, 37 percent of Americans said they believe that a house can be haunted; 32 percent said they believe that spirits of the dead can return to the world of the living. The Library of Ghosts & Hauntings examines all things ghostly-through lively narrative, personal accounts, and discussion of efforts to prove or disprove some of the many otherworldly sightings and encounters. Each book in the series includes sidebars and fact boxes that highlight or expand on intriguing phenomena, stories, and statistics. Source notes, a bibliography for further research, and index provide additional tools for student researchers.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up–This set presents numerous stories of ghosts and hauntings taken from books, Web sites, and other publications. The easy-to-read books contain a good deal of text and are suitable for those who want substantial information. The quality and tone of the writing varies, with some of the titles contradicting each other. Ghosts, the strongest title in the series, does an excellent job of balancing ghost stories with a discussion of the lack of scientific evidence for them. The other books are a little more sensational and at times imply that the encounters occurred. Color images and sidebars will help to hold readers’ attention and make the books appealing to reluctant readers. While the authors rely heavily on Web sites for information, each book contains suggestions for further reading and detailed source notes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601520920
Publisher:
ReferencePoint Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Library of Ghosts and Hauntings Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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