Spooky & Spookier

Four American Ghost Stories

Illustrated by Viviana Diaz
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American history mixes with legend in four classic ghost tales for Step 4 early readers: a Cape Cod ghost horse that leads ships away from danger; a portrait that protests being moved within Virginia’s Shirley Plantation museum; a Colorado miner who continued to look for love even after his bones were dumped down an outhouse hole; and a one-handed California sea captain whose ghost is still said to prowl Stinson Beach.
 
Step 4 Readers use challenging vocabulary and short paragraphs to tell exciting stories. For newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.
Lori Haskins is a former editor of children's books and the author of some of our most successful Step into Reading titles, including Ducks in Muck and Too Many Dogs. View titles by Lori Haskins Houran

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American history mixes with legend in four classic ghost tales for Step 4 early readers: a Cape Cod ghost horse that leads ships away from danger; a portrait that protests being moved within Virginia’s Shirley Plantation museum; a Colorado miner who continued to look for love even after his bones were dumped down an outhouse hole; and a one-handed California sea captain whose ghost is still said to prowl Stinson Beach.
 
Step 4 Readers use challenging vocabulary and short paragraphs to tell exciting stories. For newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.

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Lori Haskins is a former editor of children's books and the author of some of our most successful Step into Reading titles, including Ducks in Muck and Too Many Dogs. View titles by Lori Haskins Houran

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