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Who's Haunting the White House?: The President's Mansion and the Ghosts Who Live There

Who's Haunting the White House?: The President's Mansion and the Ghosts Who Live There

by Jeff Belanger, Rick Powell
     
 

Come explore the spooky world inside the White House! It’s one of America’s most famous and haunted homes, so keep your eyes wide open for darting shadows, ghostly apparitions, and lurking creepy creatures. We’ll hear true, scary stories from past Presidents and First Ladies, as well as from staff who work there every day and have had the chance

Overview

Come explore the spooky world inside the White House! It’s one of America’s most famous and haunted homes, so keep your eyes wide open for darting shadows, ghostly apparitions, and lurking creepy creatures. We’ll hear true, scary stories from past Presidents and First Ladies, as well as from staff who work there every day and have had the chance to see it all. It’s the perfect election year book; as adults decide who will move in, kids can enjoy thinking of what the new inhabitant might encounter in the building’s many rooms and hallways.
Has the original landowner decided to stick around? Is Abigail Adams still hanging laundry on the premises? Does President Andrew Jackson still make a ruckus up in the Rose Guest Room? Is Abraham Lincoln a permanent fixture in the bedroom that bears his name? Every one of these figures, and others, has been spotted or heard from. To increase the chills, a variety of archival images and original illustrations capture the hauntings.
In addition to ghost-hunting, kids will learn about the real history inside the White House.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 4-8

In a matter-of-fact tone that assumes ghost stories are true, Belanger relates White House encounters with the supernatural. "After all, where there are wars, there are ghosts," he states to explain the numerous sightings. Paranormal incidents like Dolley Madison defending her garden from would-be landscapers, Abigail Adams hanging laundry in the East Room, and many appearances of Lincoln are chronicled. The perspectives of presidents, statesmen, and other White House residents and employees who have personally experienced these apparitions are described. Primary documents-including letters, paintings, and photos-follow the history of the famous residence. Detailed colored-pencil illustrations successfully depict the ghosts as translucent figures while living characters are solid. While the book is a bit sensationalized, it is the quality of the research and presentation that make it an enticing resource to discover facts about the presidents, the White House, and American history.-Janet S. Thompson, Chicago Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402738227
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
10/07/2008
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

Meet the Author

Over the years, Jeff Belanger has interviewed hundreds of people about their ghostly experiences, and in 1999 he launched ghostvillage.com, which is now the largest paranormal community on the web. He is the author of several books, including Sterling's What It's Like to Climb Mount Everest, Blast Off into Space, Survive a Tornado, and Other Extraordinary Stories and Weird Massachusetts. He lives in Bellingham, MA.
 
Illustrator Rick Powell uses colored pencils to create lifelike portraits and vibrant images that capture a moment in time. His website is studiopowell.com. He lives in Montpelier, VT.

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