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Parques de diversiones embrujados/Haunted Amusement Parks

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The old amusement park has been deserted for years. Thick vines surround a roller coaster track. The glass eyes of the horses on a merry-go-round stare off into the dark night. There's a low creaking sound. Is it the wind pushing the rusted swing ride, or is it something else? Get ready to read four frightening stories about haunted amusement parks. This 24-page book features controlled, narrative nonfiction text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The colorful design and spooky art in the book will engage and terrify emergent readers.

 
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF052030
Genre Nonfiction, Great for Hi-Lo Readers, Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2018
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series De puntillas en lugares escalofriantes
Language Spanish
Number of Pages 24
ISBN 9781684023882, 9781684023974, 9781684024063
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 133.1'22
Dimensions 8 x 8
Lexile Reading Level 620
Author Rachel Anne Cantor
 

Booklist Review of Parques de diversiones embrujados

This entry in the De Puntillas en lugares escalofriantes (Tiptoe into Scary Places) series hits kids where they live: amusement parks. Cantor recounts creepy, alleged tales of people hearing their names whispered in the air, seeing shadowy figures pass by, and suddenly coming face-to-face with a gigantic plaster eye. Specific parks are spotlighted. In Japan, a whole park was dedicated to the story of Gulliver’s Travels. Unfortunately, they built it near a “cursed and haunted forest”—and the park, so goes the rumor, was a failure from the start. High-interest photos are included on each page, along with a text box with a backstory of the relevant haunting. A map of the locations of the parks, online extensions, and a supernatural terminology glossary are provided at the end of the book.

Author/Illustrator biography
Correlations
Glossary of key words
Index
Online learning supplement
Sources for further research
Table of contents
Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs, Historical photographs