Strange But True

THE SCARY STATES OF AMERICA by Michael Teitelbaum

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Michael Teitelbaum has gathered urban legends from each of the 50 states and put them together in this creepy and intriguing book. In addition to some standard urban legend classics, Teitelbaum brings in some local legends that I had never heard before. Some of the stories are scary.  Others are just weird–and a few are kind of lame. But most of these legends will appeal to kids and teens who love ghost stories and “strange but true” tales.

UNEXPLAINED: DISAPPEARANCES by Rupert Matthews

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What happened to the crew of the Mary Celeste?  To the three men tending the lighthouse on an isolated Scottish Island? To Amelia Earhart and her plane? To an entire army in the Egyptian desert?  They all disappeared without a trace, and to this day, no one knows what happened to them. 
 
Rupert Matthews examines all of these famous disappearances and more in this nonfiction book.  He shares the facts about each case and the speculations that attempt to explain the disappearances.  For kids who are interested in strange-but-true tales, this is a fascinating read!