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Friday, January 3, 2014

How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg

Reviewed By: N.W.
This book is about the deaths of some of the most famous people in history. The illustrations (done by Kevin O'Malley) are very well done and add to the colloquial tone of the book. The book not only mentions how they died but also a bit about how and/or why they became famous. My favorite part was the death of Albert Einstein. Everyone wanted a piece of him (literally).
Why I Picked it Up: This book is a Rebecca Caudill nominee for 2014 and I want to read all of them. Also I wanted to know how some of the famous people listed died.
Why I Finished It: It was a pretty quick read and I really wanted to read about Albert Einstein's death. This book was not a chore to read and I enjoyed it a lot. It may seem long but it just has a lot of pictures!
I’d Give this Book To: I would recommend it to everyone who doesn't cringe at the sight of blood because some of the things in the book are kind of disgusting.

**Librarian Side Note** An excellent, quick, non fiction read for all of you out there who enjoy the weird, macabre, disgusting, and interesting! And while I realize it's a little odd to say "my favorite person who died in a horrible was was..." I think that Marie Curie was a fascinating person who made a great sacrifice in the name of science. Read the book to find out what all the fuss is about!

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