Floating Skeletons (XBooks): A Small Town Is Awash in Bones

Floating Skeletons (XBooks): A Small Town Is Awash in Bones

by Danielle Denega


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Who will put the dead back to rest?

It's the Great Flood of 1993, and much of the Midwestern U.S. is covered with water. But tiny Hardin, Missouri, is covered with something much, much worse: dead bodies.High-interest topics, real stories, engaging design, and astonishing photos are the building blocks of the XBooks, a new series of books designed to engage and motivate reluctant and enthusiastic readers alike. How can DNA help a convicted person prove their innocence? How did a burglar steal from a store without leaving any fingerprints? Why was the tiny town in Hardin, Missouri, awash with skeletons after a huge flood? With topics based in science, these action-packed books will help students unlock the power and pleasure of reading... and always ask for more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531132593
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Series: XBooks: Forensics
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.63(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Preview 1

Chapter 1 A Natural Disaster 10

At first the rain is a nuisance. Then it becomes a nightmare.

Chapter 2 Corpses on the Streets 14

A flood is coming-and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it.

Map 17

Chapter 3 Bringing the Dead to Life 18

Experts try to get a picture of the bodies from the cemetery.

Bone Detective 24

Chapter 4 Close-Up on Corpses 26

Forensic experts begin to sort and study the remains.

Skull & Bones 30

Chapter 5 Putting the Pieces Together 32

Hardin's dead can rest in peace again.


ID Expert 38

Body Scan 40

Bare Bones 42

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