I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History's Strangest Cures

Carlyn Beccia (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
October 25, 2010
Pages
48
Dimensions
11.14 X 0.43 X 8.7 inches | 0.98 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780547225708

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About the Author

The very talented author-illustrator, Carlyn Beccia, came upon the idea for this book after years of trying to convince friends and family that garlic wards off colds. So far, Ms. Beccia has had seven dislocated shoulders and one broken bone but has fortunately never needed leech therapy. She lives in Lynnfield, Massachusetts with her family. www.carlynbeccia.com

Reviews

Disgusting and futile medical practices are always a pleasure to contemplate. Beccia, following closely in the spirit of The Raucous Royals (2008)--dry-witted artwork, conversational text, engaging historical detective work--asks readers to guess which 'cures' may actually have helped a handful of ailments.--Kirkus Reviews

Beccia's droll text is greatly enhanced by her witty single- and double-page illustrations, filled with humorous details. Boys will especially enjoy the ickier cures (anyone for urine drinking?), while teachers and librarians will welcome the careful research and the useful appended bibliography.--Booklist

Digital mixed-media color illustrations and manageable blocks of text invite reluctant readers to browse this high-interest title.--School Library Journal