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Spooky New Orleans
With its aboveground cemeteries, vampire lore, and ghost sightings, New Orleans is one of the world's most haunted cities. Discover for yourself what spirits are stirring in the Big Easy. Get ready to read four hair-raising stories about New Orleans's spookiest spots. This 24-page book features controlled, narrative nonfiction text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The colorful design and spooky art will engage and terrify emergent readers.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|BISACS||JNF052030, JNF008000, JNF025000|
|Genre||Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction|
|Series||Tiptoe into Scary Cities|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|ISBN||9781684026661, 9781684027125, 9781684027583|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Unlimited Access eBook, Savings Bundle|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|Lexile Reading Level||580|
Bookworm for Kids Blog Review of Spooky New Orleans
Fans of spooks, goose bumps and scares will devour this book and be ready to spend the night with the blankets pulled over their heads.
New Orleans is rich with history…and by no means, only the good kind. This book takes a look at four local myths, the spooky kind. It begins with an introduction, which speaks of night, whispers, vampires and the walking dead, and sets the perfect atmosphere for the following tales.
These tales aren’t grabbed out of the air but are based by historical facts. The buildings exist and are shown with a true-to-life photograph. The events which lead up to the modern day hauntings are also factual and include dates, names and events. Then the events are described, things which make people believe the ghosts remain in these spots. It’s a very creepy mixture, which allows chills to run up and down the spine. At the end, there’s a map of the city with the exact locations of each place mentioned. The follow glossary, index, reference material and website to discover more, give this a nice, educational touch.
The stories are not for sensitive readers and fit slightly older readers better, ages 6 to 10. These are perfect for all fans of creepy things and even teach a little bit of history and geography along the way.
|Glossary of key words|
|Online learning supplement|
|Sources for further research|
|Table of contents|
|Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|