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Tragic Theaters

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Theaters are fun places to visit—most of the time. These beautiful buildings are usually filled with funny comedies, dramatic tragedies, and exciting musicals. Yet what happens when the most exciting and dramatic events aren’t happening on the stage? Many theaters have been the scenes of unusual deaths, tragic events, and are even said to be home to ghosts and spirits.

Within the 11 tragic theaters in this book, children will discover the ghost of the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, and the spirit of a beautiful showgirl who keeps reappearing on the stage where she became famous 100 years ago. The haunting photographs and chilling nonfiction text will keep children turning the pages to discover more spooky stories.

 
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF052030
Genre Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2014
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Scary Places
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781617728853, 9781617729805, 9781627240307
Title Format Reinforced book, Multi-User eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 133.1'22
ATOS Reading Level 6.2
Guided Reading Level S
Lexile Reading Level 1050
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 9.4
AR Quiz Number 161400
Author Natalie Lunis
 

Tragic Theaters

Nothing screams creepy as much as a former amusement park, taken over by rush, weeds, and memories, or an old theater, where death-and perhaps a restless spirit-still linger. These entries in the Scary Places series will pique many children’s curiosity with the strange and unknown. Each title uses double-page spreads to introduce 11 undeniably scary sites around the world. From the stock-market crash to Hurricane Katrina to the tragic derailment of roller-coaster cars, Abandoned Amusement Parks shows some of the many reasons amusement parks close forever. Vivid descriptions highlight the parks in their heyday, the state of their ruin, and even some hauntings. Tragic Theaters depicts several ways, whether by distraught lovers or victims of untimely accidents, in which theaters become haunted or dubbed as unlucky. Readers may recognize Fort’s Theatre, the site of Lincoln’s assassination, or the Paris Opera, which inspired The Phantom of the Opera. Both volumes comprise a wealth of trivia, from Kansas City’s Electric Park, which influenced a young Walt Disney, to occasional appearances by Harry Houdini and Judy Garland at New York’s Palace Theatre. Modern and archival photos, as well as eerie superimposed images, add to the books’ effect. Delightfully spooky.

Tragic Theaters

Nothing screams creepy as much as a former amusement park, taken over by rush, weeds, and memories, or an old theater, where death-and perhaps a restless spirit-still linger. These entries in the Scary Places series will pique many children’s curiosity with the strange and unknown. Each title uses double-page spreads to introduce 11 undeniably scary sites around the world. From the stock-market crash to Hurricane Katrina to the tragic derailment of roller-coaster cars, Abandoned Amusement Parks shows some of the many reasons amusement parks close forever. Vivid descriptions highlight the parks in their heyday, the state of their ruin, and even some hauntings. Tragic Theaters depicts several ways, whether by distraught lovers or victims of untimely accidents, in which theaters become haunted or dubbed as unlucky. Readers may recognize Fort’s Theatre, the site of Lincoln’s assassination, or the Paris Opera, which inspired The Phantom of the Opera. Both volumes comprise a wealth of trivia, from Kansas City’s Electric Park, which influenced a young Walt Disney, to occasional appearances by Harry Houdini and Judy Garland at New York’s Palace Theatre. Modern and archival photos, as well as eerie superimposed images, add to the books’ effect. Delightfully spooky.

Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Index
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Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs, Historical photographs