An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy, and Spine-Chilling, from Arachnids to Zombies
Workman Publishing Company, 9780761183792, 224pp.
Publication Date: August 23, 2016
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.
A 2017 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers.
About the Author
Julie Winterbottom is the author of Pranklopedia and Frightlopedia and the former editor-in-chief of Nickelodeon Magazine. She lives in Beacon, NY. When she is not dreaming up ways to scare kids or make them laugh (or both), she plays cajun accordion.
Praise For Frightlopedia: An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy, and Spine-Chilling, from Arachnids to Zombies…
"Facts, myths, and activity ideas (how to make fake blood!) bubble and pop in this lively, illustrated guide that even teaches readers how to say 'Boo!' in 15 languages." — Shelf Awareness
"A perfect trifecta of imaginative, educational, and comedy gold." — Geek Dad