That's Creepy: Spine-Tingling Facts That Will Test Your Creep-out Factor

That's Creepy: Spine-Tingling Facts That Will Test Your Creep-out Factor

by Crispin Boyer
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Overview

That's Creepy: Spine-Tingling Facts That Will Test Your Creep-out Factor by Crispin Boyer

In a world where werewolves rule and vampires are just the boy or girl next door, kids love anything that will scare the pants off them. But how do you separate fact from fiction? Do haunted houses, spooky ghosts, and UFOs have a place in history, or is it all just a bunch of hooey? Crawling with spine-tingly facts, eerie anecdotes, and fun information, this book is all about everything creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky. It's a perfect book for the bathroom library or to read by flashlight under the covers. Just don't tell kids how much real science and history they're actually learning!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426313677
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 08/27/2013
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 1130L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

CRISPIN BOYER is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Kids magazine. His books include National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip AtlasNational Geographic Kids Everything Castles, and National Geographic Kids Everything Ancient Egypt.

Table of Contents

Meet Your Creepy Co-Hosts! 6

How to Get the Most From That's Creepy! 8

Run to the Light! 10

Chapter 1 Bloodsuckers 12

The Gory Story of Vampires 14

Prince Harming 16

Welcome to Transylvania: A Terrifying Tour 18

Creepy Case File #1: Vampire Panic! 20

Interview With a Real Vampire 22

Creepy Equipment Vampire-Killing Kit 24

Vampire at Large! 26

Out for Blood: The Vampire Bat 28

Bloody Beasts/PhEAR Factor 30

Chapter 2 Horrible Brutes 32

Change Is Bad: The Legend of Lycanthropy 34

Werewolves on Trial 36

French Fright: The Beast of Gévaudan 38

Hair Every where: A Curious Case of "Werewolf Syndrome" 42

Walking Stiffs 44

International Nightmares 46

Manimals!/PhEAR factor 48

Chapter 3 Cryptic Creatures 50

Bigfoot Forward: The Search for Sasquatch 52

Terrible Toes: Analyzing Bigfoot's Big Feet 54

Bigfoot Family Reunion 56

Creepy Case File #2: Corpse of the Goat Sucker 58

Lurker in the Lake 60

Quest for the Kraken 62

Shore Things 64

Spooky Spot: The Bridgewater Triangle 66

Unicorns Are Real…and Other Living Legends 68

Monsters Making Nice/PhEAR Factor 70

Witches' Woe 74

You Might've Been Accused of Witchcraft If… 76

Creepy Case File #3: Black Magic Academy 78

Creepy Equipment: Witches' Wares 80

Bewitching Brews 82

Bizarre Bazaar 84

Curses! 86

Ghastly Good-Luck Charms/PhEAR Factor 88

Chapter 5 Spirits Rising 90

Inspecting Specters: The Story of Ghosts 92

Ghost Gallery 94

Creepy Equipment: Ghost-Hunting Gear 98

Stair Scare: The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall 100

Creepy Case File #4: Keeper of the Crypt 102

Attack of the Demon Cat 104

Spooky Spot: The Tower of London 106

Toy of Terror 108

Haunted Holidays/PhEAR Factor 110

Chapter 6 Creepy Cosmos

Space Invaders: An Extraterrestrial Time Line 114

Crash Course: What Went Down at Roswell 116

UFOs: A Close-Up Look at Close Encounters 118

Creepy Case File #5: Unidentified Sunken Object 120

Abducted! 122

Spooky Spot: Area 51 124

Martian Madness! 126

Creepy Case File #6: The Blob From Above 128

Unidentified Painted Objects/ PhEAR Factor 130

Thinking Big 134

Creepy Case File #7: Bones of Stone 136

Poltergeists! 138

What on Earth?! 140

Deep Trouble: The Bermuda Triangle 142

Creepy Case File #8: The"BIoop" From Below 144

Hoaxes in the Headlines 146

Fright of the Mothman 148

Eerie Imagery/PhEAR Factor 150

Obscure Scares 154

Drink Bogus Blood! 156

Grim Getaways 158

Up Close and Creepy 162

Phony Phantom Photography 164

Monster Survival Guide 166

Monster Mash: Which Creature Is the Creepiest? 168

Terrible Toys/Bid Good-bye to Your Creepy Co-Hosts 170

Index 172

Illustration Credits 175

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That's Creepy: Spine-Tingling Facts That Will Test Your Creep-out Factor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CanadaInker4 More than 1 year ago
This book was way too creepy for me but this is just the kind of book that kids love....scary, spine-tingling and over-the-top spooky.  You are navigated through this book by two co-hosts.  One is Special Agent Jeepers of the CIA (Creepy Intelligence Agency) who warns you not to read this book before bedtime in case nightmares occur.  He is definitely a voice of reason for the reader.  The other host is Ethel the E.T., who is an extraterrestrial and lives on a planet that is bright, shiny, safe and .....boring.  It has two suns, six moons and 79.3 hours of round-the-clock daylight. She's a believer in earth's folklore and the supernatural stories that are told here.  The author has included a special "happy place" page where the sensitive readers can go to fend off those creepy thoughts and ideas that may slink in and overtake their mind, body and very soul.  The book is packed full of stories regarding werewolves, vampires, and all things that are scary and go bump in the night.  It is not for the faint-hearted.  Throughout the book are arranged colourful, fabulous photos that visually bring the text to life....no you wouldn't want that to happen....off to the "happy page  for you.   If you love trivia and historical information then this book is for you.  The perfect Halloween read!