Monday, January 16, 2017

Spotlight and Review: Twisted True Tales from Science by Stephanie Bearce

28762534Series information:
Series Title: Twisted True Tales from Science
Books in series: Medical Mayhem, Disaster Discoveries, Insane Inventors, Explosive Experiments
Author: Stephanie Bearce
Release Date: February 1, 2017
Publisher: Prufrock Press

Did you know that Nikola Tesla invented a death ray gun and was also afraid of women who wore jewelry? How about the Chinese scientists from two-thousand years ago who were trying to create a medicine that would make them live forever but accidentally blew up their lab and discovered gun powder?

Find out more about the strange history of science in Twisted True Tales from Science, a new non-fiction series that introduces kids to some of the most twisted yet completely true stories from science. These books are perfect for the gross-but-true legends of the Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not! stories.

We received this book to give an honest review.
So K and I read this book within a week as we just read a few chapters a night.
There is a lot of neat information that we never knew before such as bloodletting, which George Washington died from. This lead K to be upset because he read that George Washington died another way and was serious that him dying of bloodletting could not be true, so this lead us to research and find the true answer. What we found was correct that he died of bloodletting as he was very sick. I really loved how K was into learning new things and wasn't in shock from the gross things that we read.
We learned about important people who played a huge role in science.
He laughed when he learned that people put feces in sores because you aren't suppose to do that.
Just seeing his eyes go wide when he learned that doctors cut into people's brains to cure them and the questions being asked. This is a book that I as a parent enjoyed reading to K because we both learned to much. There weren't any pictures minus just the ones that were at the start of each chapter. I think this book would be good for the older kids from 10 on up if they are interested in learning how we have evolved in science.

STEPHANIE BEARCE is a writer, teacher, and history detective. She loves tracking down spies and uncovering secret missions from the comfort of her library in St. Charles, Missouri. When she isn’t writing or teaching, Stephanie loves to travel the world and go on adventures with her husband, Darrell.
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