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. Volume XXI Number 30 . . . . April 10, 2015
Another solid addition to the “Ten of the Best Myths, Legends & Folk Stories” series by Crabtree. Ten classic ghost stories are retold, each on one double-page spread in this richly illustrated, full-colour introduction of the genre for ages 8 and up. From classical Greek and Roman myths to ancient Japanese folktales to oral North American indigenous tales, Ten of the Best Ghost Stories gives young readers a brief version of each classic tale, successfully capturing what has made each so enduring. Care has been taken to select tales from various time periods, cultures and geographic regions. Some are familiar (“Headless Horseman”), some lesser so (“Banshee”), but these tales are sure to give young readers goose bumps and have them keen on learning more about each tale.
Fact boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which each story is set. This volume presents a highly appealing, basic introduction to the ghost story genre, presented in easy to read text. A glossary and index are located at the back of the book with glossary terms bolded within the text.
David West is the author and illustrator of dozens of children's information books on subjects ranging from dinosaurs and mythology to technology and science.
Chris Laurie is an Outreach Librarian at the Winnipeg Public Library in Winnipeg, MB.
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