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Bones Unearthed!: Creepy and True #3


Series
Creepy and True

by
Kerrie Logan Hollihan

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Abrams
Imprint
Abrams
ISBN
9781419755354
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Violence: Strong Violence , Illustrations/Images: Disturbing Imagery , Violence: Death , Medical: Graphic Descriptions
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Discover all the mysteries, facts, and discoveries about skeletons that are creepy—and true—in the much-anticipated companion to Mummies Exposed! and Ghosts Unveiled!

The Creepy and True series explores strange phenomena, fun facts, and out of the ordinary discoveries.

Have you ever wondered what lies beneath our feet? Bones have a story to tell—and not always a happy one.

Bones Unearthed!, book 3 of the Creepy and True series, investigates remarkable discoveries of skeletal remains and what they reveal about human civilization. Combining fascinating history with science, award-winning author Kerrie Logan Hollihan unearths the truth about famous bones by exploring forensic evidence, archaeology, anthropology, medicine, and folklore. Meticulously researched and respectful, yet light and humorous in tone, these cryptic tales of murder and mayhem span across cultures and millennia, covering everything from Aztec skull racks, the cannibals of Jamestown, and Benjamin Franklin’s basement boneyard, to frozen sailors in the Arctic and the centuries-long search for the body of King Richard III. From cemeteries to laboratories to excavation sites around the world, Bones Unearthed! digs deep into the graves of the dearly departed. For readers who can’t get enough of the macabre, this quirky nonfiction narrative will disturb and delight.

Notes. Select bibliography. “General Sources.” Index. Black-and-white and full-color maps, illustrations, reproductions, and photographs. 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Strong Violence , Illustrations/Images: Disturbing Imagery , Violence: Death , Medical: Graphic Descriptions

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

208

Trim Size

8 3/4" x 6"

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jul 2022

Book Genres

Narrative Nonfiction

Topics

Human remains (archaeology). Excavations (archaeology). Science and nature. Anatomy and physiology. History of science. Forensic science. Anthropology. Fossils. Volcanic eruptions. Cannibalism and human sacrifice. Graverobbing. Medical dissections. Natural disasters. Murder. Human evolution. Burial. 

 


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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 4-7-In the latest installment of the "Creepy and True" series, a range of scientific disciplines are tapped in this exploration of bones rediscovered and reinterpreted with modern science. The high-interest back stories are compelling, weaving history, geology, biology, math, criminology, and anthropology into the narrative to provide explanations to some gory bits from history. Stories about cannibalism and grave robbing will hook in readers, but the text also delves into the responsibilities of discovery. Each chapter takes on a topic and digs in with several historical examples. In the chapter titled "Shafted," incidents of bones found in mines and wells are explored, including the first evidence of homicide from Cranium-17, the death of the Romanov family in Russia, and the catacombs in Paris. There are a few instances where illustrations are not aligned because the narrative has moved on to the next example. Technical vocabulary is explained as is the research that was done to glean information from the found bones. The book has a conversational tone and manages a sense of humor despite the cadaverous subject. VERDICT This accessible informational text will appeal to readers who gravitate toward the morbid and scientific.-Erin Wyatt

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 4-7-In the latest installment of the "Creepy and True" series, a range of scientific disciplines are tapped in this exploration of bones rediscovered and reinterpreted with modern science. The high-interest back stories are compelling, weaving history, geology, biology, math, criminology, and anthropology into the narrative to provide explanations to some gory bits from history. Stories about cannibalism and grave robbing will hook in readers, but the text also delves into the responsibilities of discovery. Each chapter takes on a topic and digs in with several historical examples. In the chapter titled "Shafted," incidents of bones found in mines and wells are explored, including the first evidence of homicide from Cranium-17, the death of the Romanov family in Russia, and the catacombs in Paris. There are a few instances where illustrations are not aligned because the narrative has moved on to the next example. Technical vocabulary is explained as is the research that was done to glean information from the found bones. The book has a conversational tone and manages a sense of humor despite the cadaverous subject. VERDICT This accessible informational text will appeal to readers who gravitate toward the morbid and scientific.-Erin Wyatt

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