They Lost Their Heads!: Washington's Teeth, Einstein's Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts

By BECCIA, Carlyn

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ISBN
9780802737458
Publisher
Bloomsbury


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2018  |  Middle to High School

Gr 5–8—These tales of the bizarre and ghoulish "afterlives" of body parts include Galileo's fingers, George Washington's teeth, Lincoln's much-moved body, and other fleshly bits and pieces from actors, musicians, and artists. The book has 17 six-page chapters about wandering body parts, each concluding with a "Where are they now?" sidebar that provides their current locations. Chapters are followed by sections that offer information about related topics such as historical burial traditions ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

After an introduction to decomposition, this elucidating if obviously grisly volume covers the deaths of seventeen well-known historic...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

After an introduction to decomposition, this elucidating if obviously grisly volume covers the deaths of seventeen well-known historic...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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