There are places with dark and disturbing histories all over the world. In this frightening series, readers will learn about the past through nonfiction accounts of what happened in real places with terrifying histories, including tales of ghosts, poltergeists, and other unexplainable phenomena. The fabulous graphic novel-style illustrations and chilling text will have readers lining up to read all 12 titles!
Devil Doll is part of the Haunted History series by Bearport Publishing. It has a table of contents, glossary, other museum mysteries and index. The publisher describes it as, “The Warren’s Occult Museum is full of many mysterious and downright terrifying artifacts. So, it might be easy to overlook one of its most dangerous possessions—a truly evil doll.” Students will be drawn to the graphic novel format and the mention of “Annabelle.” However, my older students will look at the book and giggle. The illustrations are more fitting for primary students, not grades 3-6. The Warren’s run an occult museum. One of their most famous attractions is the devil doll Annabelle. It does give you more information about her origin and background. The book just is not terrifying or dangerous.