Frightlopedia by Julie Winterbottom
An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy, and Spine-Chilling, from Arachnids to Zombies

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Here’s the book for kids who love scary stuff, whether it’s telling ghost stories around a campfire, discovering the origins of various vampires, monsters, and witches, or reading creepy tales under the covers with a flashlight.

Combining fact, fiction, and hands-on activities, Frightlopedia is an illustrated A-Z collection of some of the world’s most frightening places, scariest stories, and gruesomest creatures, both real and imagined.
Discover Borneo’s Gomantong Cave, where literally millions of bats, cockroaches, spiders, and rats coexist—in pitch darkness. Learn about mythical creatures like the Mongolian Death Worm—and scarily real ones like killer bees, which were accidentally created by scientists in the 1950s. Visit New Orleans’s Beauregard-Keyes house, where Civil War soldiers are said to still clash in the front hall. Plus ghost stories from around the world, a cross-cultural study of vampires, and how to transform into a zombie with makeup. Each entry includes a “Fright Meter” measurement from 1 to 3, because while being scared is fun, everyone has their limit.


About Julie Winterbottom

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Julie Winterbottom served as an editor and editor in chief of Nickelodeon Magazine, where for twelve years she fulfilled her dream of getting paid to write jokes. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she pulls pranks on her boyfriend and cat.
Published August 23, 2016 by Workman Publishing Company. 224 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Gr 3–5—This A to Z guide to terrifying topics, ghost stories, and frightening historical events and occurrences contains all the standard scary stuff, plus more. Along with spiders, haunted houses, and zombies, readers will encounter flesh-eating plants, the Paris catacombs, and xylophobia (fear ...

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