Ick! Yuck! Eew!: Our Gross American History

Ick! Yuck! Eew!: Our Gross American History

by Lois Miner Huey


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Kids study US history, but do they know what life long ago was really like? The past was full of yuckiness. The sounds, smells, filth, bugs, rats, poor hygiene, lack of dental and medical care, and bad food are not portrayed at today's historic sites, in movies, or in most books about US history. Yet this kind of stuff appeals greatly to kids. The purpose of this book is to de-sanitize the past, present it as it actually was, and help kids come to an understanding of how people put up with it—or didn't even notice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761390916
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 11 Years

About the Author

Lois Miner Huey is an archaeologist for the state of New York. She has written nonfiction articles and books for kids, many of which focus on archaeology. She lives near Albany, New York.

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