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Children's LiteratureThis collection of short, intriguing tales would be perfect for recounting around the campfire. The first story is about a delightful young lady who danced with young men at a school dance. The next day, one of the young men realized that he had forgotten to retrieve the jacket he had loaned her on the way home. When he was told that the girl was buried in the cemetery, he found his jacket on the grave. The book includes scary tales, such as the one about the headless ghost of Blackbeard, the pirate. There are even tales of the ghosts of animals. Some of the ghosts are helpful to the living. One example is a father's ghost helping to save his drowning son. Some are frightening; for instance, a mysterious hand that tried to strangle a sleeping child. Various possible explanations are given for the appearances of particular ghosts. But there are many questions left to the reader's imagination. 2002, Sterling Publishing Co, Ages 8 up.
— Sally Niezgoda