Bones Unearthed! (Creepy and True #3)

Bones Unearthed! (Creepy and True #3)

by Kerrie Logan Hollihan
Bones Unearthed! (Creepy and True #3)

Bones Unearthed! (Creepy and True #3)

by Kerrie Logan Hollihan


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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!

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.

Includes color illustrations throughout, as well as endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.

The Creepy and True series explores strange phenomena, fun facts, and out of the ordinary discoveries.
The Creepy and True series:
Mummies Exposed! (#1)
Ghosts Unveiled! (#2)
Bones Unearthed! (#3)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419755354
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 11/23/2021
Series: Creepy and True , #3
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 546,852
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Kerrie Logan Hollihan’s award-winning books have been honored by the Children’s Book Council, the National Council for the Social Studies, the Amelia Bloomer List, the National Science Teachers Association, and Bank Street College. She lives in Blue Ash, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Introduction v

Chapter 1 Digging on the Bones of a King 1

Chapter 2 Stones and Bones … Krakatoa and Tambora 22

Chapter 3 De-icing the Franklin expedition-Down to the Bones 48

Chapter 4 The Calamity of Jane 67

Chapter 5 Benjamin Franklin's Basement Boneyard 84

Chapter 6 Human Offerings Here, There, and Everywhere 105

Chapter 7 Battles of the Bones and Other Things 124

Chapter 8 Shafted 149

Chapter 9 Bones and Benevolence 165

Afterword 179

Notes 182

Select Bibliography 190

General Sources 193

Picture Credits 194

Acknowledgments 196

Index 197

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