Title:   Harry and the Haunted House   by Mark Schlicting
Overall Rating: A
Source: Living Books (a Random House / Broderbund Company)
Playing Time:  Read to Me mode - 10 minutes, Let Me Play mode - 17 minutes (or More)
Date: 1994
Cost: $ 19.95      www.broderbund.com
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: a Macintosh with 2500k+ memory (the CDROM requires a minimum of 2500k memorey), CDROM, and a mouse
Subject Area: Reading (elementary and up), English (can be used in secondary grades for creative writing and/or unit on children's literature)
Objectives: Students will be able to practice reading skills while using an entertaining software program.
Brief Description: Harry and his four friends explore a "haunted house" while in search of Stinky's wayward baseball.
Entry Capabilities Required: Ability to use a computer and mouse, reading, ability to follow the directions and questions of the computer.

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points: The software is entertaining, informative, and is useful for a variety of ages, grade levels, and subjects.  The piece would also be useful fro students who have difficulties in attending to task because it is not slow paced and does not last for a really long period of tiem.
Weak Points: The software might be considered too simplistic and boring to individuals with high levels of computer skills or haters of animation.
Reviewer: Julie Chapman
Position: EDUC 410
Date: February 10, 1999
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.