Myths Busted! - Emily Krieger (Paperback)

Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew...

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From the origins of fortune cookies to alligators living in the sewers of New York City, this book gives kids the tools to break and bust wild and wacky myths from around the world. Chock full of colorful photographs and funny text, this book includes hundreds of fascinating facts and interesting tidbits.

Product Details

Barcode
9781426311024
Department
Books
Released
26 Mar 2013
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Emily Krieger
Tom Nick Cocotos (Illustrator)
Subtitle
Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew...
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Natl Geographic Soc Childrens books
Series
Myths Busted
Language
English
Number of Pages
207
Dimensions
165 x 165 x 13mm (254g)

Annotation

A lavishly photographed collection of urban myths reveals how each has been disproven, sharing hundreds of engaging facts about myth origins, their historical significance and the ways they were investigated by scientific debunkers. Simultaneous.

Summary

Winner of the Children's Choice Book of the Year Award for grades 5-6

Did you know fortune cookies aren't even found in China? Or that alligators don't actually live in the sewers of New York City? Want to prove it to your friends? This book gives kids the tools to break and bust wild and wacky myths from around the world. These myths reveal a broad range of historical and scientific truths that keep kids learning while interacting with their favorite fictional "facts."

Chock full of colorful photographs and funny text, this book includes hundreds of fascinating facts and interesting tidbits that prove you can't believe everything you're told. Each busted myth also features an explanation of where it originated, which uncovers often surprising historical significance. So next time someone tells you that the average person accidentally ingests 8 spiders each year--don't tell them that if they believe that they are as dumb as an ox--because oxen are actually quite smart.

Juvenile Non-Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Grades 3-4 Ages 8-9
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Nonfiction / Reference / General
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Nonfiction / Games & Activities / Questions & Answers
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Nonfiction / Curiosities & Wonders
BIC Classification 1
General knowledge & trivia (Children's / Teenage)
Library Subject 1
Common fallacies; Juvenile literature.
Dewey Classification
001.9/6

Author Bio

The National Geographic Kid is curious about the world around them, empowered in the face of challenges and responsible for others and the natural world. Combining these principles with the international educational heritage of Collins, this partnership is a natural fit for books that are funny, weird, exploratory, educational and loved by children.

Review Quotes

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