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Halloween Monster History

Never judge a monster by its cover. The name Frankenstein brings to mind a terrifying, greenish-skinned, square-headed giant with bolts in his neck and scars on his face—not necessarily someone (something?!) you would like to meet in a gloomy forest—or anyplace else either!

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Ophelia Harries Ireland

On Monday, October 16, tropical storm Ophelia roared through the northeastern Atlantic Ocean, killing three people in Ireland and causing damage in parts of the United Kingdom. Ophelia, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in that part of the Atlantic, was an unusual occurrence.

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Using the World Book Database Have you ever been given an assignment about a topic you know nothing about? Did you know where to start? Never fear! World Book has lots of great resources to help you get started. Follow this webquest to learn how to use World Book Kids.

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