How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous

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Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
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7.06 X 10.6 X 0.75 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

GEORGIA BRAGG is the author of How They Croaked as well as Matisse on the Loose, a middle-grade novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children, and two cats.

KEVIN O'MALLEY is the illustrator of How They Croaked and the co-author and illustrator of the popular Miss Malarkey series, the New York Times bestseller Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share, and many other books for children. He lives in Maryland.

"An insightful, informative narrative explaining how these individuals earned a place in history, including both their accomplishments and embarrassing and sometimes-tragic failures . . . Readers will be entertained and fascinated by the flawed humanity depicted within." --Kirkus Reviews

"Written in a chatty style, full of wit and laugh-out-loud moments, this charmingly irreverent delivery of history is not only entertaining but packed full of lessons to be learned." --School Library Journal

"The snarkily entertaining narratives are illustrated with caricatures of each subject. For better or worse, subjects are rarely as one-dimensional as most biographies paint them, and this book proves that nobody is perfect." --Booklist

"A delightfully snarky look at the remarkable mistakes of a few of history's famous figures . . . If you have not already added How They Croaked to your collection, buy both it and How They Choked immediately. Read it yourself, put it on display--it will get passed around with (disgust) delight." --VOYA

"Offers caustically humorous insights into history . . . Irresistible entertainment (and solid information) for readers." --Publishers Weekly

"A delightfully informative, humorous, and honest look at some of history's well-known characters." --Library Media Connection