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Strange But (Mostly) True Stories

Who isn't fascinated by the world of the weird? These story collections are the ultimate in high-interest reading. The people, places, and things within their pages range from the peculiar to the preposterous, from the creepy to the utterly terrifying, and from the odd to the awful. Yet all stories are based on eyewitness accounts or the solid research of serious investigators. Captivating facts are included in a "Strange Truth" section following each story.

Book 1
Strange debris is found in a field near Roswell, New Mexico. Many suspect it is an alien spacecraft. Fires burn beneath a town for over 50 years. Rocks weighing several hundred pounds move across land on their own. Are these unbelievable tales real? Lexile: 430

Book 2
Ghost ships roam the seas, inciting fear and fascination in those who see them. A man saves his son, and a daughter saves her mother. Ancient artifacts suggest that advanced forms of technology may be older than first believed. Lexile: 420

Book 3
Abraham Lincoln may have dreamed about his own death. Scary Halloween decorations turn out to be actual dead people. Frogs, fish, and seeds rain down from above. A woman lives in someone's closet for a year without being found. Lexile: 420

Book 4
A mysterious mine in Arizona lures people in with the promise of gold. But many who seek it are never seen again. After being stranded in a snowstorm, a group of pioneers turns to cannibalism to survive. People with synesthesia may hear things they touch or taste things they see. Lexile: 410

Book 5
The discovery of King Tut's tomb brought a curse upon those who found it. A young killer countess bathed in the blood of her victims. Two men dug up dead people and even turned to murder, all in the name of science. Lexile: 420

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Reading Level

Interest Level

3rd–4th Grade Readability

Grades 3–12


Subject/Genre: Supernatural

Ratings: Lexile: 410–430

Recommended Ages: 8–18

Pages: 84 pp, 5 x 7.75

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Price

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DDD-3394

Discounted Pricing on Complete Set
Strange But (Mostly) True Stories: Set of 5 books

$49.75
$45.00

Components (Sold Separately)

Item No.

Description

Price

QTY

 

DDD-3392

Book 4


$9.95

DDD-3393

Book 5


$9.95

DDD-3390

Book 2


$9.95

DDD-3389

Book 1


$9.95

DDD-3391

Book 3


$9.95

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