Karen Latchana Kenney was born near the rainforests of Guyana, but moved far north to Minnesota at a young age. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in English and has been writing and editing since. She has worked as an editor at an educational publishing company, but is now a full-time freelance writer and editor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has written more than 70 books on all kinds of subjects: from arts and crafts to biographies of famous people. Her books have received positive reviews from Booklist, Library Media Connection, and School Library Journal. When she's not busy writing, she loves biking and hiking with her husband and young son in the many beautiful parks of the state. Visit her online at http: //latchanakenney.wordpress.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