They Lost Their Heads! What Happened To Washington's Teeth, Einstein's Brain, And Other Famous Bits And Pieces

ISBN-10: 0802737455
ISBN-13: 9780802737458
Author: Beccia, Carlyn Cerniglia
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Publication Date: April 2018

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 192

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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Lexile: 1010L
Accelerated Reader Level: 7.3
Accelerated Reader Points: 6.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / General



From the kidnapping of Einstein's brain to the horrifying end of Louis XIV's heart, the mysteries surrounding some of history's most famous body parts range from medical to macabre. Carlyn Beccia explores the misadventures of noteworthy body parts through history and springboards to exploring STEM topics such as forensics, DNA testing, brain science, organ donation, and cloning. The engaging tone, wonderfully creepy subject matter, and delightfully detailed art are sure to capture even the most reluctant readers. The famous people and their body parts include: Galileo Galilei / Fingers Louis XIV / Heart George Washington / Teeth Franz Joseph Hadyn / Head Beethoven / Hair Abraham Lincoln / Body Chang and Eng Bunker / Liver Phineas Gage / Skull John Wilkes Booth / Neck vertebrae Sarah Bernhardt / Leg Vincent Van Gogh / Ear Mata Hari / Head Albert Einstein / Brain Elvis Presley / Wart Thomas Edison / Last Breath