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A book review of Bones Unearthed! Creepy and True #3 by Kerrie Logan Hollihan

A book review of Bones Unearthed! Creepy and True #3 by Kerrie Logan Hollihan

Stars: ***

Abrams (2021)
Children’s Nonfiction
208 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: The Creepy and True series explores strange phenomena, fun facts, and out of the ordinary discoveries. Have you ever wondered what lies beneath our feet? Bones have a story to tell—and not always a happy one.

Bones Unearthed!, book 3 of the Creepy and True series, investigates remarkable discoveries of skeletal remains and what they reveal about human civilization. Combining fascinating history with science, award-winning author Kerrie Logan Hollihan unearths the truth about famous bones by exploring forensic evidence, archaeology, anthropology, medicine, and folklore. Meticulously researched and respectful, yet light and humorous in tone, these cryptic tales of murder and mayhem span across cultures and millennia, covering everything from Aztec skull racks, the cannibals of Jamestown, and Benjamin Franklin’s basement boneyard, to frozen sailors in the Arctic and the centuries-long search for the body of King Richard III. From cemeteries to laboratories to excavation sites around the world, Bones Unearthed! digs deep into the graves of the dearly departed. For readers who can’t get enough of the macabre, this quirky nonfiction narrative will disturb and delight.

Bones Unearthed!

This is the third book in the Creepy and True series. Book #2 was Ghosts Unveiled and Book #1 was Mummies Exposed. In this book we learn about ancient bones and what we’ve learned about what happened to those people since then. In many cases with new and improved CSI techniques we can find out more than what we new before.

Learn about the bones of a king, deicing the Franklin Expedition, The Calamity of Jane, Benajmin Franklin’s basement boneyard and more. The book is full colour with glossy pages. The book is full of photos and illustrations.

Just like book #2 it is heavy on the history. So if you like history and bones this is your ideal book. This is children’s nonfiction and designed for ages 10+ but adults can enjoy it too. Aspiring anthropologists will find this book interesting.

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.