How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous

How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous


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How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg, Kevin O'Malley

This award-winning book for reluctant readers is a fascinating collection of remarkable deaths—and not for the faint of heart.

Over the course of history, men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess—especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today. From King Tut's ancient autopsy to Albert Einstein's great brain escape, How They Croaked contains all the gory details of the awful ends of nineteen awfully famous people.

Don't miss the companion, How They Choked!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802727947
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 54,190
Product dimensions: 5.84(w) x 9.82(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Georgia Bragg is the author of Matisse on the Loose, a middle-grade novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children, and two cats.?

Kevin O'Malley is the co-author and illustrator of the popular Miss Malarkey series, as well as the New York Times bestseller Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share and many other books for children. He lives in Maryland.?

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How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just what a teenage boy would love to read. I am ,however,a 65 year old woman who laughed and shuddered with each grizzly occurance. This would have been good fodder for the creators of"Six Feet Under."
WordsOfLife More than 1 year ago
This book is interesting for people who are curious and what to more about our world heroes.This book shows unique deaths and some you might of heard of. "How They Croaked" should be for People as young as about 10 years old.I also think that you could learn a lot from this book and would be a great source for a essay. This book is also humors and makes you keep reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very interesting. Even if you aren't a big fan of history this book makes it seem amazing! I love this book and my teacher gave me extra credit for bringing it to school and showing her. The book talks about a lot of quirks of history you would never find in a textbook. I love How They Croaked.
Mikes_Dad More than 1 year ago
My kid loved this book, and so did I.  It appealed to a 12 year old and a forty year old at the same time.  Well down Ms. Bragg!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book Review Outline Book title and author: How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg, Kevin O'Malley Title of review: Number of stars (1 to 5): 5:5 Introduction How They Croaked had me sitting on the edge of my seat (and occasionally cringing.) Frankly, I had a hard time putting it down! Description and summary of main points In “How They Croaked”, read all about the interesting (and somewhat gruesome) deaths of famous people throughout the centuries. Such as why doctors drilled a large hole into Beethoven’s stomach right after he finished his Op. 130 in B-flat or how doctors “treated” George Washington by draining close to eighty ounces of blood before he finally bit the dust. Evaluation I enjoyed reading “How They Croaked” very much. The only thing I would change about it is make it longer. Hopefully there will be another one… hint, hint. Conclusion Georgia Bragg will have you feeling like you’re actually there with amazing details. I couldn’t believe that I was actually learning while reading this! It was too good! Your final review I’d one hundred percent, without a doubt, give this five stars. I would recommend this to anybody (in fact, I have.) It’s really that good. Maybe my new favorite book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago