The Haunted States of America...: Haunted Houses and Spooky Places in All 50 States...and Canada, Too!
Joan Holub. Aladdin Paperbacks, $9.99 (160pp) ISBN 978-0-689-83911-5
Colin Thompson's enigmatic artwork once again takes center stage in Falling Angels, the story of a girl who can fly. Sally thinks she's the only one who possesses this power but soon finds out her grandmother once flew, too. (Hutchinson [Trafalgar Sq., dist.], $16.95 32p ages 5-8 ISBN 0-09-176817-9; Oct.) In The Haunted States of America: Haunted Houses and Spooky Places in All 50 States... and Canada, Too! Joan Holub tells of ghosts said to guard buried treasure in Arizona's Superstition Mountains; in California, the Winchester Mystery House, built by the wife of the heir to the Winchester rifle fortune, was designed with maze-like hallways, secret rooms, as well as stairs and doors ""leading to nowhere"" in an effort to elude the ghosts she thought were haunting her. ( Sept.)
Reviewed on: 10/12/2009