How They Croaked

The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous

By BRAGG, Georgia

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978-0-80279-817-6
Publisher
Walker


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2011  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 5–9—King Tut died of malaria; Edgar Allan Poe is suspected to have had rabies. Beethoven and Galileo both met their ends due to lead poisoning. Fifteen other historical figures, including world leaders, writers, and scientists, were felled by things as mundane as pneumonia and as unpredictable as angry mobs. Each entry provid...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

The demises of nineteen famous people, beginning with King Tut and ending with Albert Einstein, are recounted in gory detail. Attempts to lighte...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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