Two truths and a lie : histories and mysteries

by Paquette, Ammi-Joan,

Format: Print Book 2018
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Summary

Crazy-but-true stories about history, geography, and human achievement make this acclaimed nonfiction series perfect for fans of curiosities and wonders. A fun way for middle graders to explore ways to separate fact from fiction. This nonfiction chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 7 to 9 who are reading independently. It's a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Did you know that a young girl once saved an entire beach community from a devastating tsunami thanks to something she learned in her fourth-grade geography lesson? Or that there is a person alive today who generates her own magnetic field? Or how about the fact that Benjamin Franklin once challenged the Royal Academy of Brussels to devise a way to make farts smell good?

Welcome to Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries! You know the game: Every story in this book is strange and astounding, but one out of every three is an outright lie.

Can you guess which stories are the facts and which are the fakes? It's not going to be easy. Some false stories are based on truth, and some of the true stories are just plain unbelievable! Don't be fooled by the photos that accompany each story--it's going to take all your smarts and some clever research to root out the alternative facts.

From a train that transported dead people to antique photos of real fairies to a dog who was elected mayor, the stories in this book will amaze you! Just don't believe everything you read. . . .

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this companion to Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive! (2017), the coauthors offer more chances to sift truth from truth-ish, this time with a historical, rather than biological, theme. In each of nine chapters, they present three historical or cultural oddities only two of which are real, but all featuring names, dates, plausibility-enhancing background facts, photos (occasionally doctored) or other illustrations, and even bibliographies at the end. Even dyed-in-the-wool skeptics will be hard put to spot the ringers: footprints embedded in sandstone on the roof of Kentucky's Mammoth Caves, dental fillings more than 12,000 years old, or a trove of lead tiles embedded with ancient Roman curses? A town with a dog for elected mayor, a tree arrested by police, or clothing designed to hide pets' private parts? Along with suggestions for side projects and discussions, the authors offer fact lists containing one false factoid as extra challenges to readers' credulity. Happily, the back matter includes explanations that identify the baloney, as well as a savvy guide to evaluating information sources.--Peters, John Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Curiosities and wonders -- Juvenile literature.
Curiosities and wonders.
Publisher New York, NY :2018
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Histories and mysteries
Contributors Thompson, Laurie Ann, author.
Language English
Description 177 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-161) and index.
ISBN 9780062418869
0062418866
9780062418876
0062418874
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