Haunted Histories (Paperback)

Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, and Powerful Palaces

By J. H. Everett, Marilyn Scott-Waters

Square Fish, 9781250027269, 160pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/17/2012)
Prebound (7/2/2013)

List Price: 14.99*
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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? Haunted Histories is chock-full of details that kids will find intriguing—dungeon life for prisoners, methods of torture, 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 the Author

J. H. Everett holds a PhD in History from the University of California. He is the author of Haunted Histories. He enjoys writing and drawing about all of the creepy places he visits. He lives in Mission Viejo, California.

Marilyn Scott-Waters likes collecting old books, sketching in art museums and making things out of paper. She is the co-author of Haunted Histories. She lives in southern California with her family.

Praise For Haunted Histories: Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, and Powerful Palaces

“Sure to lure reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal

“Reluctant historians may find Virgil's ghost story appealing.” —Kirkus Reviews