Tales of the Haunted Deep
By Brenda Z. Guiberson
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805060577, 80pp.)
Publication Date: June 2000
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A fascinating collection of scary sea stories that includes haunted lighthouses,
shipwrecks, pirates and sea monsters.
Did Blackbeard's headless body really swim three times around his ship before sinking beneath the waves? Does a monster lurk beneath the surface of a Canadian lake, or around a Massachusetts harbor? What was the tragic fate of the schooner Fellowship, or the curse of the Charles Haskell? Acclaimed nonfiction author Brenda Guiberson narrates spine-tingling myths of the sea; from pirate lore and spooky legends, to modern day accounts of haunted lighthouses and sea-monster sightings.
Each chapter brings to life a different side of this intriguing history, and Brenda Guiberson weaves it all together masterfully. Filled with black-and-white photos and detailed illustrations, Tales of the Haunted Deep is a chapter book just right for ghost-story and sea monster buffs. At the end of the book, the author sets up six mysteries and lets readers create their own legends of the haunted deep.
Brenda Z. Guberson is the author of four previous chapter books, as well as the best selling picture books Cactus Hotel, Spoonbill Swamp, and Into the Sea. She lives in Seattle, Washington.