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World's Most Haunted Places, The
     

World's Most Haunted Places, The

by Matt Chandler
 

Imagine visiting a place where a gruesome murder or a terrible battle once occurred. Do the spirits of the victims still haunt the halls? Are the ghosts of dead soldiers still wandering the countryside? Enter the most haunted places imaginable, and learn what happened to the people who are said to still linger in them.

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Imagine visiting a place where a gruesome murder or a terrible battle once occurred. Do the spirits of the victims still haunt the halls? Are the ghosts of dead soldiers still wandering the countryside? Enter the most haunted places imaginable, and learn what happened to the people who are said to still linger in them.

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Children's Literature - Michelle DeFields-Gambrel
One of four books in the otherwise mediocre "Ghost Files" series, this book does a good job presenting seven stories of famous haunted places appropriate for younger readers begging for books on real ghosts. There is one item to be aware of—in the chapter on Gettysburg, the publisher did choose to show an actual photo of dead soldiers littering the field after the battle. The book's chapters are cleverly organized based on the type of haunting. For example, while the Amityville house is one of the chosen places (and could be a little too scary for sensitive readers), because it is placed in the "Extreme Temperatures" chapter, the author only mentions that the owners who lived there after the brutal murders felt extreme temperature changes in the house. Photos are used to show the places and people involved in the hauntings and do so to good effect. Choosing to only publish seven stories in this thirty-two page book was a smart choice, as readers will feel they got enough information on the subject, which is not the case with the Famous Ghosts book in the series where twelve stories have to share space. At the end of the book, besides a glossary, there is a list of books for further reading as well as the publisher's Fact Hound website where you can enter a code from the book to find up-to-date links of interest. For this series, the links are few, if any, and mostly repeat from book to book (at least one link is already bad, and one code does not work at all). Recommended only for libraries that have a true need for more ghost books. Reviewer: Michelle DeFields-Gambrel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429665186
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
The Ghost Files Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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Meet the Author

Matt Chandler is a newspaper editor and freelance journalist from New York. Matt grew up in a family of hunters and developed his love of the outdoors early in life as a Boy Scout. Matt has been writing professionally since 1996. The New York Press Association named him an award-winning writer in 2007 and 2010.

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