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Dripping Blood Cave and Other Ghostly Stories Paperback – October 5, 2010
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Raymond's most recent books are Ellis Island: Coming to the Land of Liberty, which is an excellent companion volume to Tenement: Immigrant Life on the Lower East Side; The Shaker Village, a lovely collection of color photographs depicting the simplicity and grace of this remarkable utopian community; a lovely paperback edition of Where Lincoln Walked published in honor of the bicentennial of the birth of this great president; Dripping Blood Cave and Other Ghostly Stories, the third volume in a popular series of ghost stories for young readers; and Rescuing Rover: Saving America's Dogs, which has been selected for the Junior Literary Guild Book Club. Rescuing Rover is currently receiving high praise across the country.
Chigger, his most recent novel, is receiving fine reviews from readers, young and old alike. Anyone who likes to root for the underdog will love this sweet story of an unforgettable girl.
Top Customer Reviews
In each short story, Clifford offers to visit the haunted location, lugging his friend along, much to Hank’s dismay in most cases. Once he gets there however, Clifford changes his mind about going gung-ho into the investigation because he is not as brave as he may have thought. He hilariously tries to pass off being scared as giving his friends chances to be the hero.
The ghostly figures the boys encounter usually are not so scary after all, but are either looking for some sort of help in finding their way to rest or to avoid another more evil spooky spirit. However, Hank usually ends up doing all the work while Clifford passes out or hides in fear from each ghostly figure. In the end, Clifford always tries to pass the triumph off as his own, earning a groan and a few laughs from his comrades.
The history is rich in Varnell County, and each mystery has a haunting based on a historical event or object associated with it. For instance, Dripping Blood Cave is based on history from decades of Native American life in the Midwest; while Outlaw Island lets the boys meet some Confederate soldiers from the Civil War. Other events focused on in the stories are the Underground Railroad, Prohibition, and Custer’s Last Stand at Little Bighorn.Read more ›