About the Author
ANNA CLAYBOURNE is the author of numerous books on the natural world for young readers, including the popular 100 series (100 Scariest Things on the Planet, 100 Most Awesome Things on the Planet, 100 Most Dangerous Things on the Planet, etc.), theUsborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of Planet Earth, Cheetah: Natural World Series, theSurvival Skills Handbook, and many more. Claybourne started her career as a trainee staff writer and later became a self-employed freelance writer and editor. She writes on almost any subject but specializes in science and nature, and has written many children's books on wild animals (especially predators), volcanoes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.
"A compendium of paranormal doings, natural horrors, and eerie wonders worldwide and (in several senses) beyond...A rich source of terrors both real and manufactured, equally effective in broad daylight or beneath the bedcovers." -- Kirkus
"VERDICT A good purchase for middle schoolers who like to indulge in the mysterious and creepier side of life." -- School Library Journal