Abandoned amusement parks / by Dinah Williams ; consultant: Paul F. Johnson, PhD, Washington, D.C..

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  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Introduces readers to some abandoned amusement parks around the world that are believed to be haunted.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
    • ISBN:
      9781617728846 : LIB
      1617728845 : LIB
    • Accession Number:
      2013011962
    • Accession Number:
      BK0012795315
    • Accession Number:
      fay.403477
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WILLIAMS, D. Abandoned amusement parks. [s. l.]: Bearport Publishing, 2014. ISBN 9781617728846. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.403477. Acesso em: 26 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Williams D. Abandoned Amusement Parks. Bearport Publishing; 2014. Accessed November 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.403477
    • APA:
      Williams, D. (2014). Abandoned amusement parks. Bearport Publishing.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Williams, Dinah. 2014. Abandoned Amusement Parks. Scary Places. Bearport Publishing. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.403477.
    • Harvard:
      Williams, D. (2014) Abandoned amusement parks. Bearport Publishing (Scary places). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.403477 (Accessed: 26 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Williams, D 2014, Abandoned amusement parks, Scary places, Bearport Publishing, viewed 26 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Williams, Dinah. Abandoned Amusement Parks. Bearport Publishing, 2014. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.403477.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Williams, Dinah. Abandoned Amusement Parks. Scary Places. Bearport Publishing, 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.403477.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Williams D. Abandoned amusement parks [Internet]. Bearport Publishing; 2014 [cited 2020 Nov 26]. (Scary places). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.403477

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2014 January #1

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. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Fall

After brief introductions, busy double-page spreads focus on specific sites, often with anecdotal reports of ghostly encounters. Though the hectic design--featuring photographs, illustrations, and text boxes set on blurry, eerie backgrounds--strains for spooky effect, the texts themselves focus (superficially) on facts while speculating on alleged paranormal activity. A world map showing the locations is appended. Reading list. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Scary Places titles: Tragic Theaters and Abandoned Amusement Parks.]