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Raising the Dead
     

Raising the Dead

by Daniel Cohen
 
Zombies...Mummies with a taste for ven-geance...Frankenstein's Monster. Welcome to the world of the dead brought back to life. Here you'll find tales about graverobbers, people who sought eternal life through voodoo, and other true stories that will keep you up at night. Grimly fascinating--and fun!

"Another of [Cohen's] well-researched books on subjects kids

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Zombies...Mummies with a taste for ven-geance...Frankenstein's Monster. Welcome to the world of the dead brought back to life. Here you'll find tales about graverobbers, people who sought eternal life through voodoo, and other true stories that will keep you up at night. Grimly fascinating--and fun!

"Another of [Cohen's] well-researched books on subjects kids love to read about." --Booklist

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-7--Topics not common to books on the supernatural are addressed here. Legends of King Arthur and other leaders such as Alexander the Great who are said to reappear in time of need long after their "deaths" are explored. Alchemists like Nicholas Flamel and braggarts such as Count de Saint-Germain were believed to have lived for centuries. Legends of the Golem and of alchemists being able to create a small human or homunculus and Haitians revivifying dead people to be zombie slaves are included as well. The book's title is applied literally in the chapter on body snatchers--those who dug up dead bodies to be used by physicians and medical students for anatomical study. The exploits of Burke and Hare, the most infamous of "resurrectionists" are featured. Cohen appends an annotated list of 10 of his favorite monster movies, which have been mentioned in the text. The book lacks an index and illustrations. It also omits the most famous undead creature, the vampire, which Cohen examined in earlier titles. Similar background material can be found in Jim Pipe's Dracula (1995), Steve Parker's Frankenstein (1995), and Katie Roden's The Mummy (1996, all Copper Beech); are all profusely illustrated. Cohen's Masters of Horror (Clarion, 1984; o.p.), not listed in this book's bibliography, includes an index and is generously sprinkled with black-and-white film stills.--Ann G. Brouse, Big Flats Branch Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525652557
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 5.88(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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