Deserted towns are time capsules of the past, and the 11 places explored in this book all have a past marked by tragedy. The Lost Colony, for example, on Virginia’s Roanoke Island, was the first place the English established residence in the new world. But between 1587 and 1590, something went very wrong. All 115 residents, including women and children, simply vanished. Many theories abound about what happened to them, but no one knows for sure. Tales such as these will keep young readers turning the pages as they learn about a fascinating part of history. Ghost Towns is part of Bearport’s Scary Places series.