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Author Beccia, Carlyn, author.

Title They lost their heads! : what happened to Washington's teeth, Einstein's brain, and other famous body parts / Carlyn Beccia.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Teen  TEEN 920 BECCIA    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Children's Department  J920.02 BECCIA    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Young Adult Materials in Adult Department  YA920 BECCIA    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Middle School Books  M612 BECCIA    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Children's Department  J920 BEC    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Children's Department  J920.02 B    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Juvenile Nonfiction  J 920 BECCIA    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Jefferson Branch - Young Adult  YA 920.02 BEC    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Children's Department  COLLECTIVE BIOGRAPHY J920 BECCIA    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Teen  YA 920.02 BECCIA    Check Shelf

Description 182 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page [167]-178) and index.
Audience Age 10-14.
Summary "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 uses them as springboards for exploring topics such as forensics, DNA testing, brain science, organ donation, and cloning. The engaging, conversational tone of the text, the wonderfully creepy subject matter, and the 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 Hayden / Head Beethoven / Hair Abraham Lincoln / Body Cheng and Eng Bunker / Liver Phineas Gage / Skull John Wilkes Booth / Neck vertebrae Vincent Van Gogh / Ear Sarah Bernhardt / Leg Mata Hari / Head Albert Einstein / Brain Elvis Presley / Wart Thomas Edison / Last Breath"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Celebrities -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Human body -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / General.
Celebrities. (OCoLC)fst00850072
Human body. (OCoLC)fst01730057
Celebrities -- Anecdotes.
Human body -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
ISBN 9780802737458 (hardback)
0802737455 (hardback)
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