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The haunted States of America : haunted houses and spooky places in all 50 States ... and Canada, too
Holub, Joan.
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Publication Information:
New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2001.
Physical Description:
172 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Reading Level:
900 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.9 5.0 55207.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.4 9 Quiz: 27356 Guided reading level: V.
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BF1472.U6 H635 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Planning a vacation? Want to find a haunted house in your own state? Want to get really scared? Here's the definitive listing of spooky places in every single state and some Canadian provinces, too. Read these true ghost stories and find out some fascinating history -- but watch out, ghosts are everywhere!
About the Gold Rush ghost who still haunts Room 23 at the Golden North Hotel in Skagway, Alaska? About the Winchester mystery house in San Jose, California, with 13 bathrooms,13 steps on the grand staircase, and 13 palm trees lining the driveway? About Floyd Collins, who still yells out for help in Mammoth Caves in Kentucky after being buried alive in 1925?

Author Notes

Author Joan Holub graduated from college in Texas with a fine arts degree. She illustrated her first published children's book in 1992 and began illustrating full time, shortly thereafter. She sold her first two manuscripts in 1996 and has since become a full time author. She has written and/or illustrated over 130 children's books, including the Goddess Girls and Heroes in Training Series. Her title Mighty Dads, illustrated by James Dean, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Colin Thompson's enigmatic artwork once again takes center stage in Falling Angels, the story of a girl who can fly. Sally thinks she's the only one who possesses this power but soon finds out her grandmother once flew, too. (Hutchinson [Trafalgar Sq., dist.], $16.95 32p ages 5-8 ISBN 0-09-176817-9; Oct.) In The Haunted States of America: Haunted Houses and Spooky Places in All 50 States... and Canada, Too! Joan Holub tells of ghosts said to guard buried treasure in Arizona's Superstition Mountains; in California, the Winchester Mystery House, built by the wife of the heir to the Winchester rifle fortune, was designed with maze-like hallways, secret rooms, as well as stairs and doors "leading to nowhere" in an effort to elude the ghosts she thought were haunting her. ( Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-In this haunted guidebook, readers are asked, "Do you believe in ghosts?" and told to "-read on, IF YOU DARE-." The scares are delivered as promised. White House ghosts, the infamous Winchester House of San Jose, Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau of New Orleans, and so much more are offered to those looking to have a fright or two. The chapters are short-most are two or three pages long. The drawings and few scattered photographs are not enough to entice readers. However, the stories make up for the lack of quality illustrations. Spooky words such as "apparition" and "exorcist" are included in the glossary. This title will be as popular as Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (HarperCollins, 1981) and Robert San Souci's A Terrifying Taste of Short and Shivery (Delacorte, 1998). Fans of those books will certainly gravitate toward this creepy-but oh such a fun-offering.- Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.