Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burialby Penny Colman
This comprehensive volume examines the compelling subjects of death and burial across cultures and societies. Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts includes photographs and descriptions of famous people, a collection of literary quotes, images of death and burial in the arts, interesting epitaphs, and gravestone carvings.
“Understanding death doesn't necessarily take away our anxieties or fears about our own death, or our sadness about other people's deaths, but it does help us find ways to continue on with our lives.” Penny Colman
“* A daring and satisfying approach to a difficult subject.” Publishers Weekly, starred review
“* Death, the last stage of the human condition, has been underreported and mostly avoided in writing for young people. Colman takes on the task with just the right mix of unblinking realism and sensitivity to varieties of beliefs and practices.” School Library Journal, starred review
“* This solid, sensitive book answers a wealth of questions young people have but often are too reluctant to ask.” Booklist, starred review
“The author has a compassionate eye, and she manages to endow her topic with both humanity and humor.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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- First Edition
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- Product dimensions:
- 7.90(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)
- Age Range:
- 12 - 17 Years
Meet the Author
Penny Colman is the author of many award-winning books, among them, Toilets, Bathtubs, Sinks and Sewers: A History of the Bathroom, a New York Public Library Best Book for Teens, and Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in WWII, an American Library Association Notable Book, a School Library Journal Best Book for Young Adults, and the winner of the Orbis Pictus Honor Award.
A popular guest speaker, Penny Colman lives in Englewood, New Jersey.
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This is a great book!!!! It has traditions from many cultures as for how they deal with death including burial. This book also includes what happens to the body after death and where it goes. Over all I thought this is a great book to learn about death and what each culture does with their deceased. It also includes folk lore and legend of each culture. I recommend it for young adults.
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