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Over the course of history men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess-especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today. How They Croaked relays all the gory details of how nineteen world figures gave up the ghost. For example:

It is believed that Henry VIII's remains exploded within his coffin while lying in state.

Doctors "treated" George Washington by draining almost 80 ounces of blood before he finally kicked the bucket.

Right before Beethoven wrote his last notes, doctors drilled a hole in his stomach without any pain medication.

Readers will be interested well past the final curtain, and feel lucky to live in a world with painkillers, X-rays, soap, and 911.

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Over the course of history men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess-especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today. How They Croaked relays all the gory details of how nineteen world figures gave up the ghost. Readers will be fascinated well past the final curtain, and feel lucky to live in a world with painkillers, X-rays, soap, and 911.

About the Author

Georgia Bragg is the author of Matisse on the Loose, a middle-grade novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children, and two cats.?www.georgiabragg.com Kevin O'Malley is the co-author and illustrator of the popular Miss Malarkey series, as well as the New York Times bestseller Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share and many other books for children. He lives in Maryland.?www.booksbyomalley.com

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ISBN:
9780802798176
Author:
Bragg, Georgia
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Author:
O'Malley, Kevin
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Social Issues/Death
Subject:
Dying
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Celebrities -- Death.
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 1 lb
Age Level:
10-14

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Over the course of history men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess-especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today. How They Croaked relays all the gory details of how nineteen world figures gave up the ghost. Readers will be fascinated well past the final curtain, and feel lucky to live in a world with painkillers, X-rays, soap, and 911.
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