They Lost Their Heads!: What Happened to Washington's Teeth, Einstein's Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts

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Product Details

Price
$18.99
Publisher
Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Publish Date
Pages
192
Dimensions
7.4 X 10.1 X 0.9 inches | 1.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780802737458

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About the Author

Carlyn Beccia (pronounced Betcha) is an author, illustrator, graphic designer, and organ donor who (so far) has kept all her body parts. Beccia's children's books, including Who Put the B In the Ballyhoo?, Raucous Royals, and I Feel Better with a Frog In My Throat, have won numerous awards including the Golden Kite Honor, the International Reading Association's Children's and Young Adult Book Award, and the Cybil Award. [email protected] (Instagram)

Reviews

"Frequent black-and-white spot art and snarky footnote asides add comedy to this already high-interest blend of history and science. Entertaining and fascinating, with a clever incorporation of STEM topics." - starred review, Booklist

"Beccia's light, cheeky approach to the subject matter is tailor-made for a middle-grade audience . . . Readers fond of the gruesome and grotesque with a heavy dose of humor will find much to enjoy here." - Kirkus Reviews

"[A] quirky, clever compendium. . . . The author's chatty, irreverent narrative profiles each highlighted luminary and offers supplementary info on such topics as embalming, phrenology, and cryonics--and ample doses of downright creepy, kid-pleasing trivia." - Publishers Weekly

"This topic is one that has perpetual appeal to middle school readers." - School Library Journal