From the Set Fascinating Facts

Highlights fascinating facts about history, from quirky world leaders to weird fashion trends. Learn about the French king who thought he was made of glass, the Serbian soldier who disguised herself as a man to fight in the army, the medieval barbers who performed surgery, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

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  • Introduction
  • It Happened When?
  • History‚Äôs Unusual Leaders
  • These Unique United States
  • War Stories
  • Weird Past Lives
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 909
Lexile 800L
ATOS Reading Level 4.9
Guided Reading Level R
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503844605, 9781503847446
Copyright 2021, 2021
Number of Pages 24, 24
Dimensions 9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8
Graphics Full-color photographs

A noteworthy review of Fascinating Facts from Booklist on May 15, 2021

These new books in the Fascinating Facts series bring together high-interest facts and anecdotes about the title topic. The material is grouped into several loosely related categories or chapters. In Dogs, author Pearson ably guides readers through the dog’s body, domestication, and various breeds, including facts such as that floppy ears, spots, and curly tails are associated with domestication. In Engineering, Smibert describes not engineering concepts but spectacular feats from the ancient world to today’s most futuristic robots and computers, including record-breaking achievements. In History, York covers interesting moments and leaders in both world and U.S. history—with the one jarring note of a photo of Hitler (the accompanying text about his nephew’s role in the U.S. Navy is fine). In U.S. Presidents, Peterson tells a variety of anecdotes about various presidents, although she does not discuss their more substantive political roles. The books’ text generally reads more like a collection of short features than a cohesive narrative, even though it is formatted as a main text with sidebars and captions. Simple but bold and well-chosen stock photos pop from the page, and extensive captions provide space for yet more facts. A glossary and list of related titles and links complete the package. Not deep, but fun and interesting nonfiction that lives up to the series name.

Author: M. J. York

M. J. York has an undergraduate degree in English and history and a master's degree in library science. M. J. lives in Minnesota and works as a children's-book editor. She has always been fascinated by myths, legends, and fairy tales from around the world.