Ye Olde Weird but True: 300 Outrageous Facts from History

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Nothing attracts young readers like the weird but true...especially when the weird truth is hundreds of years old. Ye Olde Weird But True, the newest addition to the blockbuster Weird But True series, is packed with 300 wacky facts for history lovers ages 6 and up. 

In this latest addition to this phenomenal series, readers will have more zany fun, this time from the pages of history! Ye Olde Weird But True delivers 100 percent new content, with 500...

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Overview

Nothing attracts young readers like the weird but true...especially when the weird truth is hundreds of years old. Ye Olde Weird But True, the newest addition to the blockbuster Weird But True series, is packed with 300 wacky facts for history lovers ages 6 and up. 

In this latest addition to this phenomenal series, readers will have more zany fun, this time from the pages of history! Ye Olde Weird But True delivers 100 percent new content, with 500 more of the amazing facts and photos that kids just can't get enough of. 

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Did You Know books tap our species' insatiable curiosity about all things we don't know. This paperback collection doesn't fall back on things we quite possibly know; its 300 fascinating facts were wrestled out of historical sources scarcely known to mortal humankind. Definitely a browse-worthy book.

Children's Literature - Christy Devillier
History takes the spotlight in this collection of bizarre trivia, which lures kids back in time with surprising and wondrous facts about our past, from ancient times to the mid-twentieth century. This edition touches on a wide array of old customs and beliefs, famous events and peculiar happenings, early inventions, outdated medical practices, mummies, monuments, centuries-old beauty rituals and fashion, birthday traditions, forms of currency, and long-ago practices from around the globe. Young readers will be amused to learn about Olympian athletes competing in the nude, flagpole sitting competitions, George Washington's false teeth, communal baths in ancient Rome, child emperors, and harmless foods that were once outlawed. There are fascinating tidbits on monarchs and other historic figures, including Amelia Earhart, Benjamin Franklin, Pablo Picasso, William Shakespeare, Blackbeard, Pancho Villa, Genghis Khan, and Attila the Hun. Like previous editions, the splashy interior features zany typography and cleverly chosen photos mixed with graphics—a humorous, over-the-top approach that's attractive to kids. Cheryl Harness has dug up the right blend of interesting facts that will not only entertain a young audience, but also inspire them to delve deeper into world history on their own. A comprehensive index is also included. Reviewer: Christy Devillier
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426313820
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Series: Weird but True Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 90,177
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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