Abandoned amusement parks

by Williams, Dinah

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Avalon Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 791.06 WIL
Location  Avalon Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  J 791.06 WIL
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 791.06 W67
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 791.06 W67
 
 
Summary
There is something both sad and creepy about an abandoned amusement park. Perhaps it's because a place that was once packed with fun seekers has become slowly choked with weeds. Or maybe it's because the sound of children's excited laughter has been replaced with the quiet creaking of rusted rides. When the only visitors are the spirits of those who died there long ago, an amusement park can be a very scary place to visit. Within the 11 amusement parks in this book, you will discover a roller coaster left to rot after nearly killing its passengers, deserted rides that are now home to alligators and snakes, and the ghost of a man who is still trying to ride a Ferris wheel that stopped working years ago. Book jacket.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Nothing screams creepy as much as a former amusement park, taken over by rust, weeds, and memories, or an old theater, where death and perhaps a restless spirit still lingers. These entries in the Scary Places series will pique many children's curiosity with the strange and unknown. Each title uses double-page spreads to introduce 11 undeniably scary sites around the world. From the stock-market crash to Hurricane Katrina to the tragic derailment of roller-coaster cars, Abandoned Amusement Parks shows some of the many reasons amusement parks close forever. Vivid descriptions highlight the parks in their heyday, the state of their ruin, and even some hauntings. Modern and archival photos, as well as eerie superimposed images, add to the books' effect. Delightfully spooky.--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series You choose books. Haunted places.
Subjects Amusement parks -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Haunted places -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Amusement parks -- History.
Haunted places.
Publisher New York, New York :2014
Language English
Description 32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9781617728846 (lib. bdg.)
1617728845 (lib. bdg.)
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