Ghostly Evidence: Exploring the Paranormal
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About the Author
KELLY MILNER HALLS has written more than 50 true stories for kids and knows the best books include wonderful art. Learn more about Kelly at WondersofWeird.com.
"This engaging selection takes a nonsensational, rational look at aspects of the paranormal: ghosts, haunted locales, ghost hunters, and supernatural hoaxes. Incorporating personal accounts from both believers and skeptics, the author presents balanced coverage, exposing obvious frauds and deceptions alongside occurrences that defy rational explanation. The graphically intense layout features sidebars, inserts, and photos, and reluctant readers will appreciate both the eye-catching images and the manageable text, organized into brief chapters. Events are documented through detailed source notes, and additional resources include a glossary, a bibliography, further reading suggestions, and lists of sites--haunted houses, hotels, cemeteries, ships, and battle sites--for further research. Young readers might be particularly interested in a feature that provides directions on how to create fake ghost photos. The spooky cover, storylike narrative style, and subject matter are sure attention-getters, and the accessible format will appeal to researchers and browsers alike. This will be a welcome addition for school and public collections, especially where series such as Rosen's Haunted: Ghosts and the Paranormal have been popular." --Booklist--Journal
"Skeptics and believers alike will enjoy this ghoulish and informative exploration of ghosts and the paranormal. Halls is no stranger to the genre, and her newest tome is similar in scope. She chronicles ghostly phenomena throughout American history, starting with a selection of historical ghost stories from different cities across the country. She provides details on exactly what a ghost is, ghost-hunting best practices, notable haunted locales, and ghostly communication hoaxes. Chapters contain an introduction and quickly launch into well-researched anecdotes or notable stories related to the topic at hand. Color images and quirky photo effects offer riveting and somewhat creepy imagery throughout. This engaging work will appeal to those looking for deeper information on ghosts and the paranormal and could also be used for school assignments. Extensive back matter will satisfy many requests from classroom teachers. Overall, a solid addition to collections that serve ghost enthusiasts and paranormal interested students." --School Library Journal--Journal