Sunday, January 17, 2016
Spooky & Spookier: Four American Ghost Stories by Lori Haskins Houran -- ADVISABLE
This book contains short ghost stories about a horse, a painting, a skeleton, and a heart-broken sea captain. The stories and illustrations are creepy enough to thrill older elementary students without being too terribly scary. The story of the haunted outhouse provides a little humor to this otherwise dark topic. Although formatted as an early reader, this one is for more advanced students, or perhaps for a Halloween read-aloud.
EL (4-6) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn