Frightlopedia: An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy, and Spine-Chilling, from Arachnids to Zombies

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By Julie Winterbottom
Publisher Workman Publishing Company
Frightlopedia: An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy, and Spine-Chilling, from Arachnids to Zombies
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Heres the book for kids who love scary stuff, whether its telling ghost stories around a campfire, discovering the origins of various vampires, monsters, and witches, or reading creepy tales under the covers with a flashlight. Combining fact, fiction, and handson activities, Frightlopedia is an illustrated AZ collection of some of the worlds most frightening places, scariest stories, and gruesomest creatures, both real and imagined. Discover Borneos Gomantong Cave, where literally millions of bats, cockroaches, spiders, and rats coexistin pitch darkness. Learn about mythical creatures like the Mongolian Death Wormand scarily real ones like killer bees, which were accidentally created by scientists in the 1950s. Visit New Orleanss BeauregardKeyes house, where Civil War soldiers are said to still clash in the front hall. Plus ghost stories from around the world, a crosscultural study of vampires, and how to transform into a zombie with makeup. Each entry includes a Fright Meter measurement from 1 to 3, because while being scared is fun, everyone has their limit. A 2017 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers.

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31997 words31,997 words
224 pages224 pages
Lexile 1060LLexile 1060L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Age 8-12Age 8-12
Published 2016Published 2016

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Book ISBN:

9780761183792

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