Weird-but-True Facts about U.S. History
From the Set Weird-but-True Facts
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing historical facts, including famous Americans, American firsts, the U.S. government, and forgotten ideas and plans.
- Government Facts
- Famous Americans
- Weird Ideas and Plans
- American Firsts
- Other Amazing History Facts
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A noteworthy review of Weird-but-True Facts from Library Media Connection on November 1, 2013
This series is a fun way to look at history and information. Colorful pictures will attract readers of all ages. The pages are not overly wordy, which will appeal to children. Facts are presented as short snippets of information that are similar to those in trivia games. The books will appeal to children, as well as provide a short fun read-aloud by adults. Glossary. Table of Contents. Index.
A noteworthy review of Weird-but-True Facts from School Library Journal on April 1, 2013
These high-interest titles deliver information on a variety of subjects. Each volume begins with an introduction to the topic and closes with the somewhat redundant assertion that the ‘weird-but-true’ facts ‘are all true!’ The facts themselves are printed in a bold, colorful font with supporting comments following in a smaller, less flashy typeface. Cartoon spot illustrations vary in quality from volume to volume, but are high in child appeal overall. The material covers a wide range of subjects, but the authors appear to have a good grasp on what will attract children, e.g., during his impeachment trial, President Nixon ‘was accused of illegally raising the price of McDonald’s hamburgers.’ These amusing books will be popular for browsing, but are not informative enough for homework purposes.
Author: Arnold Ringstad
Arnold Ringstad is the author of more than 30 books for kids. He loves reading and writing about space exploration. He lives in Minnesota.
Illustrator: Mernie Gallagher-Cole
Mernie Gallagher-Cole is a children's book illustrator living in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She loves drawing every day. Her illustrations can also be found on greeting cards, puzzles, e-books, and educational apps.