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Frightlopedia: An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy, and Spine-Chilling, from Arachnids to Zombies

Frightlopedia: An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy, and Spine-Chilling, from Arachnids to Zombies

by Julie Winterbottom


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A deliciously creepy book for kids who love ghost stories, monsters, spiders, and more!

Combining fact, fiction, and hands-on activities, Frightlopedia is an illustrated A-Z collection of some of the world’s most frightening places, scariest stories, and gruesomest creatures, both real and imagined. Discover Borneo’s Gomantong Cave, where literally millions of bats, cockroaches, spiders, and rats coexist—in pitch darkness. Learn about mythical creatures like the Mongolian Death Worm—and scarily real ones like killer bees, which were accidentally created by scientists in the 1950s. Visit New Orleans’s Beauregard-Keyes house, where Civil War soldiers are said to still clash in the front hall. Plus ghost stories from around the world, a cross-cultural study of vampires, and how to transform into a zombie with makeup. Each entry includes a “Fright Meter” measurement from 1 to 3, because while being scared is fun, everyone has their limit.

A 2017 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761183792
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 584,958
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1060L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Julie Winterbottom is the author of Pranklopedia and the former editor in chief of Nickelodeon Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. When she is not dreaming up ways to scare kids or make them laugh (or both), she plays Cajun accordion.

Table of Contents

Introduction viii

The Scary Stuff

Ahh, Arachnids! Spiders 1

Ahh, Arachnids! Spider in the Toilet 10

Boo! 12

Buried Alive 13

Capuchin Catacombs 16

Claustrophobia 20

Clinkity Clink: Ghost Story 22

Crocodiles 28

Death, Scared to 32

Evil Scientist 34

Fake Blood and Fake Wound 39

Ghosts 42

Ghosts Around the World 55

Gomantong Caves 61

Haunted Houses 64

Haunt Your Own House 70

Island of the Dolls 74

Island of Snakes 76

Jellyfish 78

Killer Bees 82

Komodo Dragon 85

Lake Natron: Petrifying Waters 88

Manchineel Tree 90

Monsters 92

Mujina: Ghost Story 100

Mummies 103

Nepenthes, the Flesh-Eating Plant 110

The Open Window: Ghost Story 112

Ouija Board 118

Paris Catacombs 120

Quicksand 123

Rats 126

Sandbox Tree 132

Séance 137

Séance, Hold Your Own 142

Sharks 145

Snakes 148

Stinging Tree 155

Stonefish 157

Tasmanian Devil 159

Transylvania 161

UFOS and Aliens 164

UFO Alien Message 169

Urban Legends 170

Vampire Bats 172

Vampire Site 174

Vampires 176

Werewolves 183

Witches 186

Write Your Own Ghost Story 192

Xylophobia 194

Yet! 197

Your Biggest Fear 201

Zombies 204

Zombify Yourself 212

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