Haunted Histories by J. H. Everett
Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, and Powerful Palaces (Christy Ottaviano Books)

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Guided by tween “ghostorian” Virgil, readers will discover fascinating facts about calamitous events throughout history as they explore castles, palaces and dungeons and those infamous figures associated with each.  For instance, did you know that many castles were made out of wood painted to look like stone? Or that wealthy prisoners in the Tower of London could keep servants? The book is chock-full of details that kids will find intriguing--dungeon life for prisoners, methods of turture, and even the most popular methods of poisoning enemies. So join Virgil and the other ghostly inhabitants for an historical adventure on the dark side.


About J. H. Everett

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J.H. Everett holds a Ph.D in History from the University of California. He enjoys writing and drawing about all of the creepy places he visits. He lives in Mission Viejo, California. jheverett.comMarilyn Scott-Waters likes collecting old books, sketching in art museums, and making things out of paper. She resides in Costa Mesa, California. thetoymaker.com.
Published July 17, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 160 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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The usual suspects get the eye: The Tower of London and the Bastille figure prominently, but there are also lesser-known nests of nastiness like Himeji Castle in Japan and Castle Neuschwanstein in Bavaria.

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“Ghostorian” Virgil Dante (depicted in pen-and-ink illustrations as a young, brooding, Poe-like figure) introduces readers to locations that ghosts typically frequent, including castles, dungeons, jails, workhouses, and famous graveyards.

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