Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Who's Haunting the White House by Jeff Belanger....Review & Give Away!

Are you looking for a spooky read for your child?  Look no further than the book Who's Haunting the White House by Jeff Belanger.  Here is the scoop....
Welcome to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC…better known as the White House. From the outside, it looks innocent enough. But step through its front gate and you may be surprised by what you find! From ghostly sightings of Abigail Adams to strange doings in the Lincoln Bedroom, this new-in-paperback reissue of Who's Haunting the White House? showcases the spooky side of history--including new information about hauntings during the Bush and Obama administrations!



Over the years, Jeff Belanger has interviewed hundreds of people about their ghostly experiences, and in 1999 he launched ghostvillage.com, which is now the largest paranormal community on the web. He is the author of several books, including Sterling's What It's Like to Climb Mount Everest, Blast Off into Space, Survive a Tornado, and Other Extraordinary Stories and Weird Massachusetts. He lives in Bellingham, MA.

Illustrator Rick Powell uses colored pencils to create lifelike portraits and vibrant images that capture a moment in time. His website is studiopowell.com. He lives in Montpelier, VT.

What a great read for older children! My little ones were just a little too young for this read (it is recommended for grades 4 and up) but I read through it and am not ashamed to say I was thoroughly spooked!  The mix of spooky tales of ghostly sightings and historical facts is just perfect.  There were lots of creepy stories featuring past Presidents, First Ladies and others who in death walk the halls and grounds of the White House.  I loved how each story presented not only the ghost story but the history surrounding they "whys" of the haunting. For instance, in the "Tragedy Strikes the White House" chapter, we learn about the huge fire that hit the White House in 1814.  Not only do we hear about the ghost of a British Redcoat soldier rumored to walk the grounds but we also hear about the War of 1812, the terrible fires in Washington and the effort to rebuild.  The entire book is filled with the perfect mix of history and ghostly spookiness.  If you have an older child, a history buff or political fan this book is a must for the collection.  You can pick up your copy today on Amazon...


I am so pleased to tell you that one lucky RBM reader will win a copy of Who's Haunting thanks to the publisher, Sterling Publishing. Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter... a Rafflecopter giveaway

32 comments:

degood said...

What a fun book. I am sure my fourth grader would love this book since they are studying presidents this year and she loves reading about ghosts!

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degood said...

I would love to meet Ronald Reagan.

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

Maggie Smith said...

I think I'd like to meet Lincoln. What a man he was!! Thanks!

Maggie Smith said...

I think I'd like to meet Lincoln. What a man he was!! Thanks!

Maggie Smith said...

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freddie said...

I would love to meet Lincoln. dwelchert@yahoo.com

freddie said...

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kay said...

I would like to meet george washington

Susan OBryant said...

I'd like to meet Thomas Jefferson.

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Nancy said...

I'd like to meet Abe Lincoln.

Nancy
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Katrina said...

Washington for sure....is it weird that I would ask him mostly about his military career?

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Amy W. said...

Abraham Lincoln cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Amy W. said...

Abraham Lincoln cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Jessica P said...

Andrew Jackson :) jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

Joni said...

I would like to meet either Abraham Lincoln or Ronald Reagan.

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gail said...

lincoln
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AnnasMom07 said...

I think Truman would be refreshing and entertaining. :-)

Susan said...

I'd love to have a chat with Ronald Reagan. This sounds so cool to read to my 3 girls. I always read to them after dinner, and I'm wrapping up our current read. Thank you!

Renee G said...

I'd like to meet Lincoln.
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Joni said...

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Krista Raven said...

I would like to meet George Washington the very first!

Ashley Schein said...

Ronald Reagan

Jennie Moye said...

Hands down it would have to be Ronald Reagan, I think he was one of the best we had!

Trisha A said...

I would have to say Clinton.

Megan said...

JFK!

mommysap said...

I would love to meet Thomas Jefferson!
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Nichole Bentley said...

Thomas Jefferson or Andrew Jackson :)

Thanks!

ani hearts japan said...

Ronald Reagan!

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amanda said...

i would like to meet ben franklin.

amanda said...

i would like to meet ben franklin.

Trudy Z. said...

Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan