The Ghostly Tales of Sleepy Hollow

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"Welcome to the spooky streets of Sleepy Hollow! Stay alert! Ghosts lurk around every corner. Even the most unexpected places might be haunted by wandering phantoms. Did you know that Washington Irving based parts of his famous tale on real people and events? Or that some ghosts that haunt this idyllic hamlet date back to the American Revolution? Can you believe that not just Sleepy Hollow is known for its hauntings, but communities all along the Hudson River? Pulled right from history, these ghostly tales will change the way you see Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley, and have you sleeping with the light on!"
ISBN: 9781467198219
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Children's Books
State: New York
Series: Spooky America
Images: 50
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.625 (h)
Jessa Dean writes spooky stories for kids and has been a ghostwriter for multiple authors who unfortunately don’t write about ghosts. She lives in Houston with feline overlords who like to “help” with her work. Her day job in law proves truth is stranger than fiction. About the author of the adult Haunted America book from which the children’s Spooky America book was adapted: Raised in Westchester County, New York, Jonathan Kruk grew up on tall tales and daydreams. He toured the country in a 1968 Volkswagen Beetle, watered Henry Kissinger's office plants and regaled his rambunctious brothers with bedtime “boojzhak” tales. Jonathan made storytelling his full-time career in 1989. Every year, he performs for thousands of children at hundreds of schools, libraries and historic sites in the Hudson Valley and metropolitan New York. Kruk's performances of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for Historic Hudson Valley sell out each year. An Early Stages teaching artist, Kruk brings stories of colonial and Revolutionary times to New York City schoolchildren. His recordings of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle, The Rainbow Dragon, Barkface & Rootnose, Halloween Tales, Revolution on the River and Once Upon the Hudson have won Parent's Choice awards and NAPPA honors. He was selected in 2008 as Best Storyteller in the Hudson Valley. The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution presented Kruk with the Citizenship Medal. Jonathan's Sleepy Hollow work has been featured on the Travel and History Channels. He's performed at Pete Seegers's Clearwater Festival, New York's Quadricentennial, the New-York Historical Society and for thirty Magic Tours in Tales of Elfin Lands at Pound Ridge Reservation. Jonathan lives in a cottage in the Hudson Highlands with his wife, actress and filmmaker Andrea Sadler. For more information, go to his website,
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