Aliens, Ghosts & Vanishings – Book Week Review

Aliens, Ghosts and Vanishings: Strange and possibly true Australian stories by Stella Tarakson, illustrated by Richard Morden.

Recommended for children aged 10-15.

Notable for Eve Pownall Award for Information books.

Stella Tarakson has published over 30 books since giving up her law career to become a writer. This one is both fun and serious, silly and scary. I thoroughly enjoyed the chapters on Drop Bears and The Hawkesbury River Monster (which I had not heard about before now!) Stella has a very inspiring way of writing that really engages the readers and makes the unbelievable a lot more believable.

This book contains research and rumour on a great range of Aussie mysteries and myths. Some topics included are: Bunyips, Drop bears, The Hawkesbury River Monster, Hanging Rock, UFO Encounter on the Nullarbor Plain, Bizarre disappearances, The Human Torch and Ancient African coins found on an island off the Northern Territory.

Particularly great for avid researchers and amateur mystery sleuths are the ‘Want more?’ and ‘Want even more?’ sections at the back of the book.
There are references to an excellent selection of both scientific and speculative material including such titles as:
“Encyclopedia of dubious Archaeology”
“Indirect tracking of drop bears using GNSS technology”
“The UFO Experience: A scientific inquiry” and
“Curious and Curiouser…” by Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki.

No matter where your passion for the strange and unusual – this book has something to stoke the fires of your fascination.


Melody

Author: Melody

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