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Spooky America: Four Real Ghost Stories (Step into Reading) Paperback – July 22, 2003

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Gr. 2-3. Newly independent readers are in for a mix of chills and giggles from this volume in the Step into Reading series. Head notes identifying a place and date preface each "true" ghost tale, which is accompanied by photos and static but not wooden painted scenes. Haskins relate tales of a Cape Cod ghost horse that leads ships away from danger; a portrait that protests being moved from its original place in Virginia's Shirley Plantation museum; the hilarious career of a Colorado miner who continued "looking for love" even after his bones were dumped down an outhouse hole; and a one-handed California sea captain whose ghost is still said to prowl Stinson Beach. Haskins invites readers to make up their own minds about the truth in these stories, properly cautioning at the outset that they mix history with legend. An inviting gateway to Daniel Cohen's eerie collections. John Peters
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A ghost horse that warns ships away from the reefs. A haunted painting that won't be moved. A body of bones that doesn't want to stay in its grave. A sea captain with a hook for a hand who still walks the beaches of California a hundred years after he died. Here are four ghost stories from around the country about real people and true events.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 360L (What's this?)
  • Series: Step into Reading
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (July 22, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375825002
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375825002
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.1 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,630,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. Altland on February 9, 2009
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I bought this for my 4-year old, a budding reader, and she really like it. Despite the name, it's really not spooky. I think it's appropriate content for a toddler.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Don on January 7, 2006
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Just OK
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