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Haunted Histories : Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, and Powerful Palaces
by J. H. Everett and Marilyn Scott-Waters


Overview - Guided by tween "ghostorian" Virgil, readers will discover fascinating facts about calamitous events throughout history as they explore castles, palaces, and dungeons and those infamous figures associated with each.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Guided by tween "ghostorian" Virgil, readers will discover fascinating facts about calamitous events throughout history as they explore castles, palaces, and dungeons and those infamous figures associated with each.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780805089714
  • ISBN-10: 0805089713
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
  • Publish Date: July 2012
  • Page Count: 160
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12

Series: Christy Ottaviano Books

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Adventure & Adventurers
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - Exploration & Discovery
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-07-02
  • Reviewer: Staff

What’s more fun than learning history through ghost stories? “Ghostorian” Virgil Dante (depicted in pen-and-ink illustrations as a young, brooding, Poe-like figure) introduces readers to locations that ghosts typically frequent, including castles, dungeons, jails, workhouses, and famous graveyards. Within the context of hauntings, Everett discusses topics like the Japanese class system of the 17th century and the grim legacy of England’s Newgate prison. Readers will come for the ghosts (including the terrifying Okiku, a 14-year-old servant girl who purportedly lurks in the bottom of a well at Japan’s Himeji Castle), but should pick up some edifying facts along the way. Ages 9–12. (July)

 
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