Curse of the Dead-Eyed Doll

Curse of the Dead-Eyed Doll

by Thomas Kingsley Troupe, Maggie Ivy

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Overview

Alejandro Padilla isn't superstitious and he doesn't believe the stories that an old sailor doll in a Key West, Florida, museum is haunted. Robert the Doll might look creepy, but that doesn't mean the doll is cursed. So Al ignores the tour guide's warning to ask Robert's permission before taking the doll's photograph. But it isn't long after Al's field trip to the museum that strange things start happening. Al is quick to dismiss the odd occurrences as coincidence and bad luck . . . that is until they become more frequent and more sinister. Is the doll tormenting Al? And if so, what will Al have to do to get him to stop?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631633492
Publisher: North Star Editions
Publication date: 09/01/2019
Series: Haunted States of America Set 2 (Set of 4)
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 420,917
Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Thomas Kingsley Troupe has been making up stories ever since he was in short pants. As an “adult,” he’s the author of a whole lot of books for kids. When he’s not writing, he enjoys movies, biking, taking naps, and hunting ghosts as a member of the Twin Cities Paranormal Society. Raised in “Nordeast” Minneapolis, he now lives in Woodbury, Minnesota with his awe-inspiring family.
Maggie Ivy is a freelance illustrator and artist who lives and works in the Ozark area in Arkansas. She found her love for art at an early age and pursued it with passion. She graduated from The Florence Academy of Art in 2010. She loves narrative elements and story-building moments, and seeks to implement them in her own work.

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Curse of the Dead-Eyed Doll 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Jypsylynn 19 days ago
Curse of the Dead Eyed Doll is based on an actual legend of a doll from Key West. It's a fast entertaining read that will be wholly engaging for middle grade readers. Scary but not too scary. It will keep their attention in class! Great addition to the classroom library. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review.
Jantine 19 days ago
If I had been able to go there, I'd certainly go to that museum in Key West! This book threw me back towards the years I was at middle school-age and loved horror stories - I would have loved it back then as I loved it this afternoon. It is creepy without blood and gore, but with all the suspence needed to keep me reading. Needless to say I finished 'Curse of the Dead-Eyed Doll' in one sit. Not that it was hard to do, since it is a short book, but still. It got me reading and not wanting to stop reading. I received a free copy through Netgalley in return for an honest review.
AMGiacomasso 19 days ago
A creepy, atmospheric and engaging read. It's a good book that will keep you hooked till the last page. Recommended! Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
JuliW 20 days ago
The Curse of the Dead-Eyed Doll is the fifth book in the Haunted States of America series. Every state has its own famous ghost tales and legends. Each book in the series focuses on a different state. So far, tales have been told from Tennessee, Minnesota, Texas, and Colorado. This newest book in the series adds a famous tale of a allegedly cursed child's toy in Florida. The basics: Al Padilla takes a school field trip to the East Martello Museum in Key West. All of the students are excited about seeing the museum's most popular exhibit: a doll that is reportedly cursed. Robert the Doll has a strange backstory, and was donated to the museum decades earlier. Supposedly, if the doll is disrespected or has his photo taken without first being asked for permission, bad things happen. The museum displays a collection of letters sent to Robert apologizing for bad behavior and asking for him to remove the curse placed on them for slights or disrespect. Al doesn't believe in curses or haunted dolls. So, he snaps Robert's picture without asking permission. When everything starts to go wrong after the field trip, Al starts to wonder if maybe he is cursed. This spooky tale is geared to middle grade readers. It's a bit creepy, but not overly so. There is a bit of supernatural stalking by an angry doll....but nothing that would be too freaky for elementary age kids. I enjoyed the story. I'm always up for a good creepy story, even one written for kids. I like the fact that the story is based on an actual real doll with a real creepy legend behind it. Robert exists. His real story is told in this book. I want to read the rest of the books in this series now! I will have to request my local library purchase them, as I believe local kids would love to read this series as well! **I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from Flux (North Star Editions) via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.**