- By Dinah Williams Troy Taylor

Spooky Cemeteries

  • Title: Spooky Cemeteries
  • Author: Dinah Williams Troy Taylor
  • ISBN: 9781597165624
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Spooky Cemeteries Do the dead tell tales Readers will find out in this scary trip through of the worlds spookiest graveyards Among the stops Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Rhode Island Thats where a little girl named Mer

    Do the dead tell tales Readers will find out in this scary trip through 11 of the worlds spookiest graveyards Among the stops Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Rhode Island Thats where a little girl named Mercy Brown is buried In the late 1800s, her family was hit by tuberculosis First, her mother and sister died Then Mercy herself became sick and died In desperation to saDo the dead tell tales Readers will find out in this scary trip through 11 of the worlds spookiest graveyards Among the stops Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Rhode Island Thats where a little girl named Mercy Brown is buried In the late 1800s, her family was hit by tuberculosis First, her mother and sister died Then Mercy herself became sick and died In desperation to save his tubercular son, her fatherwho had become convinced that Mercy was a vampire rising from the grave each night to suck the life blood from her siblingdug up her body, cut out her heart and burned it, and served the ashes to her brother Such compelling historical nonfiction will keep readers eagerly turning the pages in this macabre exploration of the world of the dead Spooky Cemeteries is part of Bearports Scary Places series.

    1 thought on “Spooky Cemeteries

    1. This book had really great pictures and a promising premise. I read it because the publisher sent me an email saying it was voted best book by kids. However, I didn't really like the writing style. I thought it was not in depth enough. There wasn't enough text to give that spooky feel that a lot of kids like in their scary or ghost stories. If you wanted a little info about these 11 different places, this would be good. One big problem I had with this is that there were several places where vamp [...]

    2. Not enough info here to make this worth reading, especially for people who are serious taphophiles. I get that it's geared towards kids, so the information is naturally going to be of a more cursory nature -- but it seemed more focused on the famous ghosts that haunt particular cemeteries, rather than the cemeteries themselves. Then again, a discussion of the differences between a mausoleum and a columbarium isn't going to interest most kids (unless they're Wednesday Addams). The one thing this [...]

    3. Creepy, but informative. The layout is visually appealing with plenty of pictures to balance the text. Content seems more appropriate for 4th or 5th grade

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