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How They Croaked The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous – Georgia Bragg & Kevin O’Malley(2011)


Gory, fascinating, and curious, this collection of remarkable deaths tells the story of how 19 famous historical figures kicked the proverbial bucket.


Did you know that the eyes from an Ancient Egyptian mummy, if re-hydrated, would return to almost normal size.


What about who used leeches, what they were used for? Or who ate what, and what it did to them?


19 was an odd number, there are so many peculiar deaths throughout history it is a wonder how they managed to narrow the pool down.


Perhaps there will be a sequel.


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Walker Childrens, 2011 192 pages ISBN: 9780802727947

Suggested Reading Level: Ages 10+


Bragg, G. & O’Malley, K. (2011). How they croaked: The awful ends of the awfully famous. New York: Walker Childrens.

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