Frightlopedia

An Encyclopedia of Everything Scary, Creepy, and Spine-Chilling, from Arachnids to Zombies

By Julie Winterbottom

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.

A 2017 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers.
 

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Review quotes
"At last! A single-volume, go-to compilation of 'everything scary under the sun and—the full moon.' A prime source of thrills and chills." — Booklist

"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
 
Product Details
Age range
8 - 12
Grade range
3 - 7
Categories
Number of pages
224
Publication date
August 23, 2016
ISBN
9780761183792
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