Are haunted houses real?

Patrick Perish

Book - 2014

"Presents famous haunted houses such as the Borley Rectory, the White House, and the Amityville horror, and briefly examines the claims, some of which have no scientific explanation and some of which were hoaxes"--

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Mankato, MN : Amicus High Interest 2014.
Main Author
Patrick Perish (-)
Physical Description
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
  • Are Houses Haunted?
  • First Reports
  • Famous Haunted Houses
  • Exposing the Fakes
  • What's the Evidence?
  • Glossary
  • Read More
  • Websites
  • Index
Review by Booklist Review

By now, there are more paranormal kids' books than there are documented paranormal experiences, but the Unexplained: What's the Evidence? series carves a welcome niche by introducing a healthy dose of skepticism. The design here is clean and works in concert with short sentences and brief Q&A factoids. Are Haunted Houses Real? speaks of creepy goings-on from ancient Greece to the infamous Winchester mansion. Emphasis is put on hoaxes, including a teen in 1997 who had reporters going gaga for his invented ghost. The series' major weakness is a periodic disconnect between the text and associated photographs some are unrelated and might mislead. Overall, though, this is solid stuff for teaching high-interest critical thinking.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist

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Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Geared toward beginning readers, these attractive volumes raise more questions than they answer, but they are a delight to peruse. Featuring an array of boldly colored graphics, this set will encourage readers to turn the pages. The large-font text includes examples of each phenomenon. For example, ESP covers Wolf Messing and his telepathic bank-robbing experiment. Illustrative Q & A panels appear along the bottom of about a quarter of the pages in every title. Readers are encouraged to arrive at their own conclusions regarding each topic's existence after considering the presented facts and history. These books will spark classroom debate. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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