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On the Day I Died: Book summary and reviews of On the Day I Died by Candace Fleming

On the Day I Died

Stories from the Grave

by Candace Fleming

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  • Published in USA  Jul 2012
    208 pages
    Genre: Novels

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The phenomenally versatile, award-winning author, Candace Fleming, gives teen and older tween readers ten ghost stories sure to send chills up their spines. Set in White Cemetery, an actual graveyard outside Chicago, each story takes place during a different time period from the 1860's to the present, and ends with the narrator's death. Some teens die heroically, others ironically, but all due to supernatural causes. Readers will meet walking corpses and witness demonic posession, all against the backdrop of Chicago's rich history - the Great Depression, the World's Fair, Al Capone and his fellow gangsters.

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"Starred Review. A welcoming and well-written introduction to many styles of horror." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Light on explicit grue but well endowed with macabre detail and leavening dashes of humor. Ages 11-14." - Kirkus Reviews

"It is the combination of reality and imagination that lends a certain grave-itas (!) to these nine spectral stories." - Booklist

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Jazz

Not what I expected
This book is okay for readers 8 and up. I would not have read this on a dark and stormy night. It doesn't even get me imagining. It is scary-ish. But, i mean, who wants a reincarnation of The Monkey's Paw? Or, devilish mutant Sea Monkeys? Really? Candace Fleming was not really thinking on this one.

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Candace Fleming

Candace Fleming's recent nonfiction includes Amelia Lost: The Life and Disapperance of Amelia Earheart; The Great and Only Barnum, a Washington Post Best Book and finalist for the ALA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults; and The Lincolns, winner of a Boston Globe­-Horn Book Award. She is also the author of The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School, and The Fabled Fourth Graders... a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Her picture books include Imogene's Last Stand, a New York Public Library Pick for Reading and Sharing; and Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, an ALA Notable Book. Visit her online at www.candacefleming.com.

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