Dreadful Fates: What a Shocking Way to Go!

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A darkly funny collection of stories about bizarre, ridiculous and completely unexpected fates. Dreadful Fates is that very rare combination -- a book all about death that gets funnier with every page. There's even a chapter about people who laughed themselves into the grave! You can also read about unusual funerals and curious coffins, murders and executions, fatal mistakes and ironic fates. Plus, find out how the animal kingdom is out to get us, and much more. Read with caution: this book may prove to be ...
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Overview

A darkly funny collection of stories about bizarre, ridiculous and completely unexpected fates. Dreadful Fates is that very rare combination -- a book all about death that gets funnier with every page. There's even a chapter about people who laughed themselves into the grave! You can also read about unusual funerals and curious coffins, murders and executions, fatal mistakes and ironic fates. Plus, find out how the animal kingdom is out to get us, and much more. Read with caution: this book may prove to be fatally hilarious.
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Children's Literature - Leah Hanson
With tongue-in-cheek humor, cartoon illustrations, and hundreds of anecdotes ranging from the weird to the ironic, Dreadful Fates is like an almanac devoted to death. Ever wonder if a person could die from laughing? Or if people really have been buried alive? Look no further; Turner's compendium of little known facts will thrill, disgust, and even educate. Sorted by topic, Dreadful Fates offers accounts of unusual deaths, trivia about deaths caused by animals, stories of famous murders and executions, famous last words, and much more. Each chapter presents hundreds of supporting examples gathered from all over the world and throughout time. Ordinary people and history-makers are given equal measure, and the breadth of death-related trivia will truly amaze. Harry Houdini, Mozart, General "Stonewall" Jackson, and Aeschylus are just a few of the noteworthy mentions who "were dying" to get into the book. Groans and moans aside, this book will be a sure hit for trivia-loving reluctant readers or as a coffee table book for your next Halloween party. Reviewer: Leah Hanson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554536443
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1160L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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