Graphic Ghost Stories
Jr. Graphic Tales of the Unexplained
by Lisa Colozza Cocca
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Pub Date 01 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 07 Dec 2023
Rosen Publishing Group, PowerKids Press
Whether readers believe in ghosts or not, these eerie stories are sure to delight and spook them. Many people have heard the scary tale, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”—it’s a classic American story! Readers are sure to enjoy seeing the narrative unfold with colorful and engaging illustrations. Stories of the White Lady Ghost tell of love gone wrong or love lost. They say she still wanders in search of her soul mate or to mourn the loss of her true love still! Ghosts of combatants on either side of the U.S. Civil War are also said to haunt battlefields to this day. Readers can learn about all these tales in this fascinating book.
Average rating from 22 members
An engaging and fun read. The story and graphics are well done. This book would be a good read for all ages. I highly recommend this book - especially for Halloween!
Thank you to #NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
A very quick and fun spooky graphic novel!!
perfect for Halloween!!
I loved how there were character sheets and information before the stories.
great little GN!
thank you Net Galley, Lisa Colozza Cocca and the publishers for a copy in exchange for an honest review
I really enjoyed this story – it was quite a short read but as I was reading this book on the run up to Halloween it was perfect timing.
I thought that the story was well written and it was really enjoyable too, I have a great interest in the paranormal so books like this one will always be a hit with me and I loved the mix of stories that were told. The illustrations were also really good and helped bring the stories to life.
It is 4 stars from me for this one – highly recommended!
I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are my own opinions.
I really do wish we had comics like this when I was younger. The mix of the visual and the written1 information make learning and retaining what I'm reading so much easier.
I enjoyed the little spooky mixed with a little history subjects of these comics. The glossary at the end is the cheery on top.
Short and engaging. Not too scary. Not disturbing. Yet gives a perfectly good insight into many classic scary tales. Quick read.
The drawings are bold, clear, and nice. The text is just the right amount to complement the drawings.
I’d say this book is perfect for younger middle-grade readers who want to read “something scary”.
This reminds me of the books I would use when I taught students who were below grade level in reading. The art is ok, but there are so many tools that will help students who struggle with reading. I love the character photos and introductions. The recommendations in the back will be helpful to students who enjoyed one of the stories. It is a good short introduction to some classics. I think kids will enjoy this.
My son and I enjoyed reading the collection of ghost stories together! My 10-year-old son falls within the autism spectrum, and he struggles with remembering details. The illustrated stories were a big hit with him and had the bonus of helping him understand what was going on. Although it is a collection of ghost stories, I don't think the stories or illustrations are scary. They are very informational, and I think it would be fine for young readers within the lexile to read them. I loved that each story had an introduction with additional information and a main character list. I love that more similar ghost stories are provided at the end of each story. I also appreciated the glossary which we referenced to help my son expand his vocabulary. Overall, good read without being overly spooky which I think would make a great resource in the classroom during the Halloween season.