"Positively tailor-made for reading or reading aloud by flashlight," declares "Kirkus Reviews" in a starred review.
The phenomenally versatile, award-winning author, Candace Fleming, gives teen and older tween readers ten ghost stories sure to send chills up their spines. Set in White Cemetery, an actual graveyard outside Chicago, each story takes place during a different time period from the 1860's to the present, and ends with the narrator's death. Some teens die heroically, others ironically, but all due to supernatural causes. Readers will meet walking corpses and witness demonic posession, all against the backdrop of Chicago's rich history the Great Depression, the World's Fair, Al Capone and his fellow gangsters.
"From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
CANDACE FLEMING's recent nonfiction includes "Amelia Lost: The Life and Disapperance of Amelia Earheart; The Great and Only Barnum, " a "Washington Post" Best Book and finalist for the ALA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults; and "The Lincolns, " winner of a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award. She is also the author of "The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School, " and "The Fabled Fourth Graders..., " a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Her picture books include "Imogene's Last Stand, " a New York Public Library Pick for Reading and Sharing; and "Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, " an ALA Notable Book."
Kirkus Reviews Best of Children's Books 2012
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2012:
“Light on explicit grue but well endowed with macabre detail and leavening dashes of humor.”
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, May 21, 2012:
“A welcoming and well-written introduction to many styles of horror.”