Paranormal encounters fascinate young readers, and this exciting series is devoted to them. Heavily illustrated and clearly written, each book presents phenomena such as aliens, ghosts and werewolves. Eyewitness accounts are paired with alternative explanations and other elements of reasoning, accompanied by critical thinking sidebars, color photographs, illustrations and diagrams.
"Public health and spiritually related imperatives for burial begin this volume in KidHaven?s Mysterious Encounters series. From medieval rituals to superstitions about the dead, all manner of burials are described, including pet cemeteries, military cemeteries and the Alaskan practice of freezing corpses over the winter in anticipation of the spring thaw.
Citations throughout are documented in endnote form, additional books and Web sites are provided for more specific information. The book will prove accessible for most secondary students. There is a glossary for the unfamiliar vocabulary indicated by bold text throughout. In the first three pages epitaph, cremated and contagious appear in bold text, though they are also explained contextually. Recommended for school libraries."
--Reference Unbound, April 2010
Price: US $29.00