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Disastrous Deaths

Series of 4 titles

Encourage readers to become medical detectives with this high-interest series that explores strange ways people have died. Written with a sense of humor, these books discover what might have happened in these disastrous deaths and how to avoid letting it happen to you!

Format List Price Library Price Qty
$114.00 $79.80
$171.16 $119.80
$134.00 $99.80
Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: Death by Atrocious Animals Death by Atrocious Animals
Cover: Death by Awful Accidents Death by Awful Accidents
Cover: Death by Blundering Bodies Death by Blundering Bodies
Cover: Death by Frightful Food Death by Frightful Food
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Category Leveled Readers, STEM
Subject History
Copyright 2022
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Language English
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Dewey 363.1-920
Lexile 830-910
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


SLJ Review of Disastrous Deaths

Those interested in the gruesome and morbid will find plenty to explore in this series. The table of contents is listed on a tombstone, and a collection of “weird” phrases about death like, “kicked the bucket” begins each book. Within the pages are incredible stories of those who have died by a tortoise falling on their head, tripping on their own beard, or equally odd events. Background on each figure and details about their era in history are included. Those details create an image of the world that each character knew—whether Thames muckrakers or Greek theatergoers. Photos of locations, paintings, or statues of the deceased are included where possible. A glossary defining unusual words and a booklist for further reading are in the back matter. VERDICT Perfect for fans of Georgia Bragg’s How They Croaked; sections could also be used to introduce particular time ­periods in social studies classes.