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Death by Blundering Bodies

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Welcome to the disaster zone where blundering bodies lead to the downfall of all who enter. Catch up with the famous philosopher who was killed by laughing, the Austrian mayor who experienced death by beard, and the polite astronomer who crossed his legs for just a little too long. What else might you expect from disastrous deaths?

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 9781636911656, 9781636911700, 9781636912875
Title Format Reinforced book, Unlimited Access eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 920
ATOS Reading Level 5.3
Lexile Reading Level 830
AR Quiz Number 352605
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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