Book Review of Grandma’s House is Haunted
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The Children’s Book Review
Written by Stephen G. Bowling
Illustrated by Vitali Dudarenka
Ages: 5-10 | 34 Pages
Publisher: Valley of Mexico, Inc. (2023) | ISBN-13: 9781950957255
What to Expect: Family, imagination, overcoming fear, and sleepovers.
Staying at Grandma’s house is always fun—there are lovely things to eat, fun games
to play, and stories to read. At night, however, Grandma’s house is not so nice. There
are groans and taps, squeaks and bumps, shadows and dark corners. Surely these
come from ghosts and specters, fiends and beasts, witches, hobgoblins, and devils?
Luckily, Grandma is there to set these fears to rest. There are no ghouls and goblins,
only an old house settling, leaky pipes and rusty hinges, and trees tapping at the
windows as they move in the breeze. The haunting was all in the children’s heads!
Few people can fail to relate to the unsettling feelings of excitement and unease that
come from sleeping in an unfamiliar place. Grandma’s House is Haunted explores this
feeling through the familiar scenario of a sleepover, capturing the way an unfamiliar
setting—no matter how beloved—can set overactive imaginations racing. The
accessible, fun rhyming text accompanies richly detailed illustrations inviting
readers to explore the old house alongside the protagonists. The story is perfect for
feeling safe while exploring the common fear of bumps in the night, blending
excitement and coziness.
Grandma’s House is Haunted is beautiful to look at and fun to read, perfect for shared
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About the Author
Stephen G. Bowling is an award-winning author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Much like Peter Pan, Steve never wanted to grow up. Or rather, while he didn’t mind getting older, he never wanted to lose the child-like enchantment of imagination and wonder. Creating colorful worlds and stories for children has allowed Steve to both preserve his own imagination while sharing the joy of learning with children worldwide.
Steve has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Brandeis University. He is an entrepreneur who has worked on and holds several U.S. Patents. He heads The Prometheum Foundation, a non-profit philosophical organization that helps teach students critical and analytical thinking, freedom of thought, and entrance into the marketplace of ideas. He is a lifelong weightlifter, an avid student of history and philosophy, and has a fascination with astrophysics.
Visit his website ➜ stephengbowling.com
Facebook ➜ https://www.facebook.com/stephengbowling
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