How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous

Georgia Bragg (Author) Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator)
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Description

This award-winning book for reluctant readers is a fascinating collection of remarkable deaths--and not for the faint of heart.

Over the course of history, men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess--especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today. From King Tut's ancient autopsy to Albert Einstein's great brain escape, How They Croaked contains all the gory details of the awful ends of nineteen awfully famous people.

Don't miss the companion, How They Choked

Product Details

Price
$14.99  $13.79
Publisher
Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Publish Date
July 03, 2012
Pages
184
Dimensions
6.9 X 0.6 X 9.9 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802727947
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About the Author

Georgia Bragg is the author of Matisse on the Loose, a middle-grade novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children, and two cats.?www.georgiabragg.com Kevin O'Malley is the co-author and illustrator of the popular Miss Malarkey series, as well as the New York Times bestseller Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share and many other books for children. He lives in Maryland.?www.booksbyomalley.com

Reviews

"O'Malley's cartoon portraits and spot art add just the right notes of humor to keep the contents from becoming too gross. This all-too-informative study deserves the wild popularity it will without doubt acquire." - Booklist, starred review
"The most reluctant of readers will find it difficult to resist this consistently disgusting chronicle of the gruesome deaths of 19 will famous people. Bragg's informal, conversational style and O'Malley's cartoon illustrations complement the flippant approach to the subject; the energetically icky design includes little skulls and crossbones to contain page numbers. Engaging, informative and downright disgusting." - Kirkus "Bragg holds forth on nineteen Big Names whose demises have raised eyebrows, questions, and probably a few lunches... Carried away on a swift-flowing stream of body fluids, medical ineptitude, and O'Malley's deliciously snarky artwork, kids will agree they got exactly what they came for." - BCCB