♥ Book Title : Ghosts and Goosebumps
☯ Full Synopsis : "Ghosts and Goosebumps is a rich collection of folktales and superstitions that capture the oral traditions of central and southeastern Alabama. In its pages one can glimpse the long-lost horse-and-buggy times, when people sat up all night with the dead and dying, hoed and handpicked cotton, drew water from wells, and met the devil rather regularly. The book is divided into three parts--tales, superstitions, and slave narratives. The spirits of treasure-keepers, poltergeists, murderers and the murdered, wicked men and good-men-and-true float through the book's first section. Sue Peacock, for example, recalls seeing the ghost of her brother, and E.C. Nevin describes a mysterious light in a swamp. In other tales, reports of supernatural experiences are proved to be rationally explicable--Lee Wilson's devil in the cemetery turns out to be a cow and chains rattling near New Tabernacle Church in Coffee County belong not to specters but to hogs. The superstitions are arranged according to subject and include such topics as love and marriage, weather and the seasons, wish making, bad luck, signs, and portents. Anonymous tellers confide that it is bad luck to carry ashes out after dark, to let a locust holler in your hand, to rock an empty rocking chair, to let your fishing pole cross someone else's, or to have a two-dollar bill (unless one corner has been removed). The slave narratives, selected from the Works Progress Administration Folklore Collection, are substantial and yield a fascinating view of nineteenth century African-American folk life, replete with sillies and lazy men, preachers and witches, brave little boys, and reluctant bridegrooms. Although the times and places have changed, the spirit of the folk is unaltered. Taken together, these folktales are marvelously diverse--by turns fearsome, fantastical, witty, ribald, charmingly innocent--showing people from all backgrounds, their endless vices and occasional virtues, their hopes, fears, and loves."Article| Jack Solomon| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Investigating Ghosts and the Spirit World
☯ Full Synopsis : "Whether or not you believe in them, the scientific investigation of ghosts is big business. Reality television shows that follow ghost hunters at work and the popularity of ghost tours in many U.S. cities prove that we are fascinated by the possibility that the dead may still be with us. This book examines evidence of the existence of ghosts and takes a critical look at what the scientific findings might actually mean. It also delves into the history of ghosts in cultures around the world and attempts to explain why the idea of being haunted by spirits of the dead continues to captivate us."Article| Susan Henneberg| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Angels: Guides and Goosebumps
☯ Full Synopsis : "Empower your life through contact with angels and guides to become the best you can be! International author, speaker and spiritual master Kawena shares with you her many years of experience connecting with the angelic energies, and why as she approaches 90 years of age, she is so happy, full of energy and vitality and still living life to the full. She will tell you about her amazing and unusual angelic encounters giving you hints on how to connect with your angels so they too can help you on your life's path. Kawena's main ambition is to promote the angel energy. This can help bring about more love, more balance and more caring into the world, while accepting the angel energy naturally into our daily life. As a professional guide and mentor, she reveals her secrets to her high energy, good health and inner peace. You will discover: - How Kawena connects with her angels and how you can too - Stories from others who've had incredible experiences with angels and guides - How to turn your life around and manifest your dreams and desires into a reality - Powerful positive affirmations with key tips to help you increase your confidence and self-esteem - Inside a free meditation CD download to help you utilise the full power of your mind - Kawena's breakthrough breathing techniques that energise every cell and nerve ending in your body - How to awaken your intuition Empower your life and get connected today!"Article| Kawena| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Shadows and Cypress
☯ Full Synopsis : "A bewitching convocation of Dixie's most frightening ghost tales From backwaters as dark as a cypress swamp to nooks as mysterious as a musty college library, southerners have conjured spirits and told ghost stories. "Shadows and Cypress: Southern Ghost Stories" is a Dixie s(r)ance that summons ghost tales from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Collecting more than a dozen stories from each state, this book channels the South's entire panorama of creepy locales into one volume. The limestone caves of Kentucky, the swamps of Louisiana and Florida, the pine hills and hollows of Appalachia, and the plains of Texas -- these are perfect haunts for a host of narratives about visitors from the spirit world. The many cultures that converged in the American South enriched the region's ghost stories. "Shadows and Cypress" taps African American, French, Hispanic, and Scotch-Irish storytelling traditions to capture the distinctive signatures that each has left on ghostlore. Throughout the region, the southern ghost story is hardly a curio from the crypt. It's still alive and well. Folklorist Alan Brown draws stories from crannies as contemporary as the college dormitory or cars parked on a lover's lane. To give the reader the unique experience of hearing a classic ghost story told, Brown presents these tales exactly as they were recorded in his field research or as archived in the trove of the WPA oral collections. A wide variety of spectres found only in this region arise in "Shadows and Cypress." The fillet and loogaru from Louisiana, plat-eye from South Carolina, and haints from across Dixie are among the creatures bumping in the night. Beginning with the Revolutionary War and continuing to present day, this generous gathering of tales will chill and delight readers and long haunt shelves as a comprehensive sourcebook of the region's supernatural allure. Alan Brown is a professor of English at the University of West Alabama. He has published several books, including "Dim Roads and Dark Nights" (1993) and "The Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghostlore" (1996)."Article| Alan Brown| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Ghosts across Kentucky
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Lynwood Montell has collected ghost tales all over the state of Kentucky, from coal mining settlements to river landings, from highways to battlefields. He presents these suspense-filled stories just as he first heard or read them: as bona fide personal experiences or as events witnessed by family members or friends. There are over 250 stories in Ghosts across Kentucky that are set in specific places and times. They include tales of graveyards, haunted dormitories, animal ghosts, and vanishing hitchhikers. Montell describes weird lights, unexplained sounds, felt presences, and disappearing apparitions. Phantom workmen, fallen soldiers, young lovers, and executed criminals appear in these pages, along with the living who chance upon them. Though the focus is on the stories themselves, Montell also includes a chapter explaining our fascination with the supernatural and the deep truths these storytelling traditions reveal about our lives and our pasts.William Lynwood Montell, emeritus professor of folk studies at Western Kentucky University, is the author of several books, including Killings.""Article| William Lynwood Montell| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Ghost Beach (Classic Goosebumps #15)
☯ Full Synopsis : "Get Goosebumps with the startling repackage of a best-selling classic. No swimming. No surfing. No haunting. Jerry can't wait to explore the dark, spooky old cave he found down by the beach. Then the other kids tell him a story. A story about a ghost who is three hundred years old. A ghost who comes out when the moon is full. A ghost . . . who lives deep inside the cave! Jerry knows it's just another silly made-up ghost story . . . isn't it?!"Article| R.L. Stine| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Goosebumps: The Ghost Next Door
☯ Full Synopsis : "They're baa-ack! Make way for the bestselling children's series of all time! With a fresh new look, GOOSEBUMPS is set to scare a whole new generation of kids. So reader beware--you're in for a scare! "How come I've never seen you before?" Hannah's neighbourhood has gotten a little - weird. Ever since that new boy moved in next door. But when did he move in? Wasn't the house empty when Hannah went to sleep the night before? Why does it still look so deserted? Hannah can't get any answers from her new neighbour. He just keeps disappearing in the oddest ways. And he's so pale... Is Hannah being haunted by... ...the ghost next door???"Article| R. L. Stine| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Giggling Ghost Girl Scout Mystery
☯ Full Synopsis : "Christina, who has a knack for stumbling upon (and solving) real-life mysteries, heads to Savannah, GA, where she and her Girl Scout friends are eager to join in the festivities for the National Camporee celebrating the Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary. Although they are staying with Mimi, Christina's mystery-writing grandmother, Christina reassures the girls that on this trip, there will be no funny business and no mysteries. But as they begin exploring the historic city, they discover that someone is leaving creepy clues that lead them to River Street, a spooky cemetery, on a ghost tour, and even to Juliette Gordon Low's home. Soon, they find themselves in the middle of a real mystery that is going to need all the Scouting skills they have, as well as their friendship, to work out! With just a few days until the Camporee begins, the girls put their skills into action to solve a mystery filled with giggles, goose bumps and "s'more!" This book also includes lots of EXTRA (Girl Scout!) STUFF to do: ¥ Create a mystery-writing patch! ¥ Read about Juliette Gordon Low and other famous scouts in history! ¥ Learn the lingo with a glossary of Girl Scout terms! Like all of Carole Marsh's Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 2-5 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.6 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 152388 Lexile Measure: 690 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: P Developmental Assessment Level: 36"Article| Carole Marsh| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : When the Ghost Dog Howls
☯ Full Synopsis : "When Andy and his cousin Marnie visit HorrorLand and Andy takes home a tooth that can grant wishes and came from a dog with evil powers, at first they are thrilled about the wishes, but then things start going wrong."Article| R. L. Stine| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Golden & Grey: The Nightmares That Ghosts Have
☯ Full Synopsis : "When you have a ghost as your friend, like Tom Golden does, you quickly learn the benefits. Grey Arthur supplies Tom with pens in class, grabs Tom's lunch when he forgets it, and generally helps him out as any best friend would. It's just that, in this case, no one else can see Grey. But right as Tom is settling into a comfortable routine, his life is once again turned on its ear when Grey Arthur starts a school for Invisible Friends in Tom's house. Ghosts are crowding into Tom's room and setting up camp in his attic with hopes of learning the art of the newest job in the ghost world. Meanwhile, other ghosts are mysteriously disappearing, and the repercussions are felt throughout the human world, even by Tom's parents. There are sinister forces at play, and it's up to Tom and Grey to figure out what's going on."Article| Louise Arnold| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Haunted Canada 4: More True Tales of Terror
☯ Full Synopsis : "The popular series of Canadian ghost stories is back and scarier than ever! The ghoulishly good fourth book in the Haunted Canada series is full of more than 25 sinister, unsettling, and absolutely true ghost stories from across the country. Settle in for an evening of hair-raising thrills and chills! Bram Stoker Award-nominee Joel A. Sutherland brings a fresh approach to this favourite scary series."Article| Joel A Sutherland| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Horror Readers' Advisory
☯ Full Synopsis : "It's a dark and scary world. Pans are tabid. Blood, guts, and gore are the norm. Welcome to the horror genre. Horror classics have been scaring people for years. Nowadays, who doesn't know about Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Dean Koontz? Profiled in a special section, the Big Three have turned horror into best-sellers. For all the horror fans that haunt your library, this is the must-have guide. Readers' advisors and reference librarians will appreciate the key tools provided to expand upon this genre, including listings of top books, authors, and award winners within eleven horror subgenres - like mummies, biomedical, monsters, and splatterpunk. Clear descriptions of characteristics within subgenres are provided throughout. To further help you engage new renders, expert horror mavens Spratford and Clausen draw a savvy connection between film and horror as a potent reminder that the scariest movies have been adapted from novels. Their classic and contemporary recommendations like Rebecca, The Shining, and Rosemary's Baby reinforce activities between readers' advisors and library programming and open up the (cellar) door for further patron involvement. Readers' advisors and referen"Article| Becky Siegel Spratford| Statement ..."