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It's Only Ink! Weird Maryland

It's Only Ink!
Weird Maryland

Do you enjoy unusual people and amazing sights? Matt Lake's book "Weird Maryland" has all that and more. Being a Marylander, I've heard many weird and unusual stories over the years. "Weird Maryland", like all the books in the Weird series, is filled with stories about unusual people, abandoned places, cursed roads, ghosts, bizarre households, and eye-catching roadside oddities.
Beware of the killer bunny and pig woman. Read about the many eccentric residents of the Old Line State, roll up gravity road, and take a step back in time by visiting the Civil War ghosts of Antietam Battlefield. If one thing's for certain "Weird Maryland" will give readers a look at Marylanders you probably didn't know.
The Weird anthology offers "a taste of wonder and mystery that lurks around every twist and turn as you travel the roads of Maryland."
Matt Lake's fascination with the bizarre has caused him to search the roads of the United States--visiting states, towns, and the people.
Each fun and intriguing page offers off-the-beaten-track info and photographs of oddball lawn decorations, haunted houses, local legends, crazy characters, and sometimes disturbing tales.
Without giving too much away, I will tell you that what Lake wrote about Crybaby Bridge and the Snallygaster are right on the nose. The surprises are worth a look!
"Weird Maryland" was a pleasure to read and I look forward to more books from Matt Lake.

Weird Maryland by Matt Lake
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 1-4027-3906-0
Release: 2006
Price: $19.95
Reviewed by: Jennifer LB Leese

Jennifer LB Leese is a writer from Maryland who writes children's picture books, young adult novels, and paranormal fiction. Visit her online at: www.geocities.com/ladyjiraff

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