Monday, July 13, 2015

The Raucous Royals: Test your Royal Wits: Crack Codes, Solve Mysteries, and Deduce Which Royal Rumors are True by Carlyn Beccia

Was Napoleon Bonaparte really short? Was Henry VIII so fat that he needed to be carried by his servants? Was Prince Dracula a real vampire? From her research, Beccia reveals the truth behind the myths and rumors spread about many royals in history.

Written in the style of a humorous tabloid, The Raucous Royals includes facts about each monarch and highlights the time period they lived in. Along with these facts, Beccia provides quizzes, codes, charts, and guessing games to test the readers' knowledge on historical gossip. At the end of the book, Beccia shows the process students can use in writing research papers based upon a historical rumor. The Raucous Royals is a hilarious, fun take on history appropriate for ages 12 and up.

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