Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Review: Spooky New Orleans by Kathryn Camisa


SPOOKY NEW ORLEANS
Tiptoe Into Scary Cities
by Kathryn Camisa
Bearport Publishing
Picture Book Non-Fiction 
24 pages
ages 4 to 8




With its above ground 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.



 MY TIDBITS

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.




Tall buildings, shimmering lights, dark alleyways . . . and ghosts? Get ready for more expertly crafted, spine-tingling stories for beginning readers! Explore every spooky corner of New York, Chicago, London, and other big cities around the world. This new series features controlled, narrative nonfiction text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The colorful design and spooky art in each 24-page book will transfix emergent readers.

There are eight titles in this series Creepy Chicago, Horrifying Hollywood, Lurid London, Monstrous Montreal, Nightmarish New York, Sinister Savannah, Wretched Washington, and Spooky New Orleans.

Find all of these and more at...

https://bearportpublishing.com/shop/show/12383

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