Tracy Nelson Maurer has published more than 100 titles for children and young adults, including many nonfiction books for schools and libraries. Tracy holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University and lives with her family near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Find her on Facebook or Twitter, or at TracyMaurerWriter.com.
"Gr 4-6-An appropriately named series that features just
the right mix of history, mystery, and contemporary references for
newly curious and seasoned skeptics alike. Chilling
Ancient Curses covers the string of bad luck that followed those
that disrupted King Tut's tomb, the owners of the Hope Diamond, and
the recent lifting of the alleged curse from the Chicago Cubs. The
series is accessible in length, depth, and interest level. Stock
photographs and digital embellishments (backgrounds, borders, etc.)
do nothing to make the volumes stand out visually, but the
information and back matter make the series a solid introduction to
informational text for reading groups or individual interests.
VERDICT Purchase where elementary collections are lacking
paranormal subject matter that covers a range of ages and reading
abilities."--School Library Journal, Series Made