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Death by Awful Accidents

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$28.50 $19.95
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Reinforced Book and Multi-User eBook $33.50 $24.95

Welcome to the disaster zone where awful accidents kill people around the world. Follow along to see how a famous stuntman met his end at the hands (peel) of an orange, a harsh Greek lawmaker was killed by cloaks, and a groundbreaking balloonist died in a freak hot air balloon accident. There's no telling what other disastrous deaths await.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF024020, JNF016000, JNF007000
Genre High-Interest, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2022
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Disastrous Deaths
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
ISBN 9781636911670, 9781636911724, 9781636912868
Title Format Reinforced book, Unlimited Access eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 363.1
ATOS Reading Level 5.4
Lexile Reading Level 910
AR Quiz Number 352604
Author Mignonne Gunasekara

SLJ Review of Disastrous Deaths

Those interested in the gruesome and morbid will find plenty to explore in this series. The table of contents is listed on a tombstone, and a collection of “weird” phrases about death like, “kicked the bucket” begins each book. Within the pages are incredible stories of those who have died by a tortoise falling on their head, tripping on their own beard, or equally odd events. Background on each figure and details about their era in history are included. Those details create an image of the world each character knew–whether Thames muckrakers or Greek theatergoers. Photos of locations, paintings, or statues of the deceased are included where possible. A glossary defining unusual words and a booklist for further reading are in the back matter. VERDICT: Perfect for fans of Georgia Bragg’s How They Croaked; sections could also be used to introduce particular time periods in social studies classes.

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