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Dark Tales of the Tower [Paperback]

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Dark Tales of the Tower by Donna G. Munch

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Pages   136
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.9" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 2005
Publisher   Word Wright International
ISBN  1932196714  
ISBN13  9781932196719  

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Adventure, history and living language in England  Mar 24, 2006
Adventure, history and the living language and culture of England make "Dark Tales of the Tower" by Donna Munch the perfect read for pre-teens. Munch weaves a delightful contemporary tale with just enough scary content to keep kids turning the pages, enough history, culture and language to please teachers, and even a moral to please parents. This is the kind of book that would be a great catalyst for encouraging classroom discussion...a fun way to learn history and language. For kids, it's the next best thing to actually being in England!
fun and interesting  Mar 1, 2006
Twelve-year-old Chloe Pippin has a little problem holding her temper. When she gets into a scuffle at school her lesson in anger management begins with suspension, embarrassment and two weeks of after school classes. Is this enough to teach Chloe to count to ten when angry? When Chloe's parents decide to send her and brother Luke to visit with their Uncle Wills in England for three weeks, the lessons are almost forgotten.

With a local boy as guide to the behind-the-tourist scene, Chloe and Luke learn about the darker side of London Tower. They hear the ghost stories and the gruesome tales of beheadings at every turn. Mischief finds them and there are a few times when Chloe forgets her anger management. One time in particular lands her in a precarious position. Will it take a visit from some spirits to help her truly learn her lesson?

Donna Munch has written an interesting tale for middle readers. Learning about some of London's history is fascinating, and her settings are full of historic facts. Readers will enjoy the King's English as Uncle Wills acclimates the children to a culture different from America. The plot was a little slow in some instances and I would have liked to see the storyline revolve more around Chloe's issues and more ghostly encounters. However it is a fun read and truly gives the feel of being in jolly old England.
Review by Heather Froeschl.
Super Glue  Feb 1, 2006
You'll feel like your nose has been super glued to the book, because you won't want to put it down. Everyone knows what it's like to get angry like the main character, Chloe. What you'll really enjoy is how she overcomes her fits of anger during a vacation to merry old haunted England. Who wouldn't like to get a little help from ghosts who have been wandering the Tower of London for centuries? Surely they've learned something they can pass on to us mortals!

Katie Lopez
author; Chance of a Ghost (Ghost Stories of El Paso and Juarez)
This Book Rocks!  Jan 10, 2006
Young readers will not put this book down until the end. It's a wonderful adventure story through the character of Chloe Pippin, who's anger gets her in trouble...even in England at the Tower of London. This book is great fun for young readers who enjoy scary stories plus it teaches the reader how to handle anger.

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