They Lost Their Heads!: What Happened to Washington's Teeth, Einstein's Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts

They Lost Their Heads!: What Happened to Washington's Teeth, Einstein's Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts

From the kidnapping of Einstein's brain to the horrifying end of Louis XIV's heart, the mysteries surrounding some of history's most famous body parts range from medical to macabre. Carlyn Beccia explores the misadventures of noteworthy body parts through history and springboards to exploring STEM topics such as forensics, DNA testing, brain science, organ donation, and cl From the kidnapping of Einstein's brain to the horrifying end of Louis XIV's heart, the mysteries surrounding some of his...

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Title:They Lost Their Heads!: What Happened to Washington's Teeth, Einstein's Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts
Author:Carlyn Beccia
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0802737455
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

They Lost Their Heads!: What Happened to Washington's Teeth, Einstein's Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts Reviews

  • Kate
    May 07, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

  • Lynette
    Aug 18, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

    Perfect book for booktalking to 6th grade. Short chapters on the disgusting details of famous people and their bodies upon death. Fascinating but limited in information, this is a great book to hook young readers into wanting to learn more about funeral practices, George Washington?s...

    Definitely a morbid book written in good humor. Many interesting stories. I most enjoyed the DNA testing that was conducted on a number of people. Middle schoolers will enjoy the book. I received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway and I thank the author and publisher for the opportunity ...

    This book had interesting "facts" about dead bodies. Not always a reliable read, the author says "I can't have a little thing like dubious sources spoiling his fun" when she discusses parts of his book may not be entirely correct. I do like the fact that she encourages her readers to d...

    Interesting, gruesome, and hilarious! My favorite is how the author often warns the reader not to eat while reading the next part--and then goes on to compare severed body parts or insides to food. Don't forget the footnotes! ...

    Interesting read. Definitely geared towards middle-schoolers, probably boys. It was an easy read for an adult. It explains terms clearly. It injects humour into the life and death of many famous people. It does not get too gory. I learned a few things. I won this book in a Goodreads...

    Great for fans of Bragg?s How They Croaked. It was disgusting and fascinating. I really enjoyed it! My only complaint was the author?s footnotes. Some of them added to the text but most were just an annoying distraction. ...

    Pure Perfection! Offbeat, Oddball, and Unusual stories about famous body parts from all over the world.. cool illustrations, great content, and casual yet informative writing. Loved it! ...

    Middle school and high school students who enjoy history would enjoy this book. ...

  • Melissa
    Jun 24, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

    Perfect book for booktalking to 6th grade. Short chapters on the disgusting details of famous people and their bodies upon death. Fascinating but limited in information, this is a great book to hook young readers into wanting to learn more about funeral practices, George Washington?s...

    Definitely a morbid book written in good humor. Many interesting stories. I most enjoyed the DNA testing that was conducted on a number of people. Middle schoolers will enjoy the book. I received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway and I thank the author and publisher for the opportunity ...

    This book had interesting "facts" about dead bodies. Not always a reliable read, the author says "I can't have a little thing like dubious sources spoiling his fun" when she discusses parts of his book may not be entirely correct. I do like the fact that she encourages her readers to d...

    Interesting, gruesome, and hilarious! My favorite is how the author often warns the reader not to eat while reading the next part--and then goes on to compare severed body parts or insides to food. Don't forget the footnotes! ...

    Interesting read. Definitely geared towards middle-schoolers, probably boys. It was an easy read for an adult. It explains terms clearly. It injects humour into the life and death of many famous people. It does not get too gory. I learned a few things. I won this book in a Goodreads...

    Great for fans of Bragg?s How They Croaked. It was disgusting and fascinating. I really enjoyed it! My only complaint was the author?s footnotes. Some of them added to the text but most were just an annoying distraction. ...

    Pure Perfection! Offbeat, Oddball, and Unusual stories about famous body parts from all over the world.. cool illustrations, great content, and casual yet informative writing. Loved it! ...

    Middle school and high school students who enjoy history would enjoy this book. ...

    Similar to How They Choked by Georgia Bragg. Wouldn't recommend to younger than teen due to some content. ...

    A great read with lots of morbid facts. ...

    This is a macabre collection of anecdotes about what happened to body parts of famous people. ...

    Where are various body parts of famous people? ...

    This book was very interesting and had bits of humor strewn throughout. ...

    Very funny and informative! Read it with my 8&12 year olds. ...

    Strange nonfic that tracks the whereabouts of infamous detached appendages. Conversational style, a bit gruesome, but undeniably interesting. ...

    Such a great book - funny, fascinating and gross! ...

  • Mrs.
    Mar 27, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

  • Malia
    Apr 22, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

    Perfect book for booktalking to 6th grade. Short chapters on the disgusting details of famous people and their bodies upon death. Fascinating but limited in information, this is a great book to hook young readers into wanting to learn more about funeral practices, George Washington?s...

    Definitely a morbid book written in good humor. Many interesting stories. I most enjoyed the DNA testing that was conducted on a number of people. Middle schoolers will enjoy the book. I received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway and I thank the author and publisher for the opportunity ...

    This book had interesting "facts" about dead bodies. Not always a reliable read, the author says "I can't have a little thing like dubious sources spoiling his fun" when she discusses parts of his book may not be entirely correct. I do like the fact that she encourages her readers to d...

    Interesting, gruesome, and hilarious! My favorite is how the author often warns the reader not to eat while reading the next part--and then goes on to compare severed body parts or insides to food. Don't forget the footnotes! ...

    Interesting read. Definitely geared towards middle-schoolers, probably boys. It was an easy read for an adult. It explains terms clearly. It injects humour into the life and death of many famous people. It does not get too gory. I learned a few things. I won this book in a Goodreads...

    Great for fans of Bragg?s How They Croaked. It was disgusting and fascinating. I really enjoyed it! My only complaint was the author?s footnotes. Some of them added to the text but most were just an annoying distraction. ...

    Pure Perfection! Offbeat, Oddball, and Unusual stories about famous body parts from all over the world.. cool illustrations, great content, and casual yet informative writing. Loved it! ...

    Middle school and high school students who enjoy history would enjoy this book. ...

    Similar to How They Choked by Georgia Bragg. Wouldn't recommend to younger than teen due to some content. ...

    A great read with lots of morbid facts. ...

    This is a macabre collection of anecdotes about what happened to body parts of famous people. ...

    Where are various body parts of famous people? ...

  • Alissa
    Sep 14, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

  • Charlotte
    Oct 31, 2017

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

  • Emily
    Sep 16, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

  • Sarah
    Aug 22, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

  • Kathy Martin
    Feb 24, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

  • Tracey
    Mar 31, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

    Perfect book for booktalking to 6th grade. Short chapters on the disgusting details of famous people and their bodies upon death. Fascinating but limited in information, this is a great book to hook young readers into wanting to learn more about funeral practices, George Washington?s...

    Definitely a morbid book written in good humor. Many interesting stories. I most enjoyed the DNA testing that was conducted on a number of people. Middle schoolers will enjoy the book. I received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway and I thank the author and publisher for the opportunity ...

    This book had interesting "facts" about dead bodies. Not always a reliable read, the author says "I can't have a little thing like dubious sources spoiling his fun" when she discusses parts of his book may not be entirely correct. I do like the fact that she encourages her readers to d...

    Interesting, gruesome, and hilarious! My favorite is how the author often warns the reader not to eat while reading the next part--and then goes on to compare severed body parts or insides to food. Don't forget the footnotes! ...

  • Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
    Mar 24, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

    Perfect book for booktalking to 6th grade. Short chapters on the disgusting details of famous people and their bodies upon death. Fascinating but limited in information, this is a great book to hook young readers into wanting to learn more about funeral practices, George Washington?s...

    Definitely a morbid book written in good humor. Many interesting stories. I most enjoyed the DNA testing that was conducted on a number of people. Middle schoolers will enjoy the book. I received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway and I thank the author and publisher for the opportunity ...

    This book had interesting "facts" about dead bodies. Not always a reliable read, the author says "I can't have a little thing like dubious sources spoiling his fun" when she discusses parts of his book may not be entirely correct. I do like the fact that she encourages her readers to d...

    Interesting, gruesome, and hilarious! My favorite is how the author often warns the reader not to eat while reading the next part--and then goes on to compare severed body parts or insides to food. Don't forget the footnotes! ...

    Interesting read. Definitely geared towards middle-schoolers, probably boys. It was an easy read for an adult. It explains terms clearly. It injects humour into the life and death of many famous people. It does not get too gory. I learned a few things. I won this book in a Goodreads...

    Great for fans of Bragg?s How They Croaked. It was disgusting and fascinating. I really enjoyed it! My only complaint was the author?s footnotes. Some of them added to the text but most were just an annoying distraction. ...

    Pure Perfection! Offbeat, Oddball, and Unusual stories about famous body parts from all over the world.. cool illustrations, great content, and casual yet informative writing. Loved it! ...

    Middle school and high school students who enjoy history would enjoy this book. ...

    Similar to How They Choked by Georgia Bragg. Wouldn't recommend to younger than teen due to some content. ...

    A great read with lots of morbid facts. ...

    This is a macabre collection of anecdotes about what happened to body parts of famous people. ...

    Where are various body parts of famous people? ...

    This book was very interesting and had bits of humor strewn throughout. ...

    Very funny and informative! Read it with my 8&12 year olds. ...

    Strange nonfic that tracks the whereabouts of infamous detached appendages. Conversational style, a bit gruesome, but undeniably interesting. ...

  • Melissa Orth
    Sep 04, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

    Perfect book for booktalking to 6th grade. Short chapters on the disgusting details of famous people and their bodies upon death. Fascinating but limited in information, this is a great book to hook young readers into wanting to learn more about funeral practices, George Washington?s...

  • Helen Thompson
    Jul 09, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

    Perfect book for booktalking to 6th grade. Short chapters on the disgusting details of famous people and their bodies upon death. Fascinating but limited in information, this is a great book to hook young readers into wanting to learn more about funeral practices, George Washington?s...

    Definitely a morbid book written in good humor. Many interesting stories. I most enjoyed the DNA testing that was conducted on a number of people. Middle schoolers will enjoy the book. I received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway and I thank the author and publisher for the opportunity ...

    This book had interesting "facts" about dead bodies. Not always a reliable read, the author says "I can't have a little thing like dubious sources spoiling his fun" when she discusses parts of his book may not be entirely correct. I do like the fact that she encourages her readers to d...

    Interesting, gruesome, and hilarious! My favorite is how the author often warns the reader not to eat while reading the next part--and then goes on to compare severed body parts or insides to food. Don't forget the footnotes! ...

    Interesting read. Definitely geared towards middle-schoolers, probably boys. It was an easy read for an adult. It explains terms clearly. It injects humour into the life and death of many famous people. It does not get too gory. I learned a few things. I won this book in a Goodreads...

    Great for fans of Bragg?s How They Croaked. It was disgusting and fascinating. I really enjoyed it! My only complaint was the author?s footnotes. Some of them added to the text but most were just an annoying distraction. ...

    Pure Perfection! Offbeat, Oddball, and Unusual stories about famous body parts from all over the world.. cool illustrations, great content, and casual yet informative writing. Loved it! ...

    Middle school and high school students who enjoy history would enjoy this book. ...

    Similar to How They Choked by Georgia Bragg. Wouldn't recommend to younger than teen due to some content. ...

    A great read with lots of morbid facts. ...

  • Yosef Shapiro
    May 08, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

    Perfect book for booktalking to 6th grade. Short chapters on the disgusting details of famous people and their bodies upon death. Fascinating but limited in information, this is a great book to hook young readers into wanting to learn more about funeral practices, George Washington?s...

    Definitely a morbid book written in good humor. Many interesting stories. I most enjoyed the DNA testing that was conducted on a number of people. Middle schoolers will enjoy the book. I received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway and I thank the author and publisher for the opportunity ...

    This book had interesting "facts" about dead bodies. Not always a reliable read, the author says "I can't have a little thing like dubious sources spoiling his fun" when she discusses parts of his book may not be entirely correct. I do like the fact that she encourages her readers to d...

    Interesting, gruesome, and hilarious! My favorite is how the author often warns the reader not to eat while reading the next part--and then goes on to compare severed body parts or insides to food. Don't forget the footnotes! ...

    Interesting read. Definitely geared towards middle-schoolers, probably boys. It was an easy read for an adult. It explains terms clearly. It injects humour into the life and death of many famous people. It does not get too gory. I learned a few things. I won this book in a Goodreads...

    Great for fans of Bragg?s How They Croaked. It was disgusting and fascinating. I really enjoyed it! My only complaint was the author?s footnotes. Some of them added to the text but most were just an annoying distraction. ...

    Pure Perfection! Offbeat, Oddball, and Unusual stories about famous body parts from all over the world.. cool illustrations, great content, and casual yet informative writing. Loved it! ...

    Middle school and high school students who enjoy history would enjoy this book. ...

    Similar to How They Choked by Georgia Bragg. Wouldn't recommend to younger than teen due to some content. ...

    A great read with lots of morbid facts. ...

    This is a macabre collection of anecdotes about what happened to body parts of famous people. ...

  • Andrea
    Aug 15, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

    Perfect book for booktalking to 6th grade. Short chapters on the disgusting details of famous people and their bodies upon death. Fascinating but limited in information, this is a great book to hook young readers into wanting to learn more about funeral practices, George Washington?s...

    Definitely a morbid book written in good humor. Many interesting stories. I most enjoyed the DNA testing that was conducted on a number of people. Middle schoolers will enjoy the book. I received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway and I thank the author and publisher for the opportunity ...

    This book had interesting "facts" about dead bodies. Not always a reliable read, the author says "I can't have a little thing like dubious sources spoiling his fun" when she discusses parts of his book may not be entirely correct. I do like the fact that she encourages her readers to d...

    Interesting, gruesome, and hilarious! My favorite is how the author often warns the reader not to eat while reading the next part--and then goes on to compare severed body parts or insides to food. Don't forget the footnotes! ...

    Interesting read. Definitely geared towards middle-schoolers, probably boys. It was an easy read for an adult. It explains terms clearly. It injects humour into the life and death of many famous people. It does not get too gory. I learned a few things. I won this book in a Goodreads...

    Great for fans of Bragg?s How They Croaked. It was disgusting and fascinating. I really enjoyed it! My only complaint was the author?s footnotes. Some of them added to the text but most were just an annoying distraction. ...

    Pure Perfection! Offbeat, Oddball, and Unusual stories about famous body parts from all over the world.. cool illustrations, great content, and casual yet informative writing. Loved it! ...

    Middle school and high school students who enjoy history would enjoy this book. ...

    Similar to How They Choked by Georgia Bragg. Wouldn't recommend to younger than teen due to some content. ...

    A great read with lots of morbid facts. ...

    This is a macabre collection of anecdotes about what happened to body parts of famous people. ...

    Where are various body parts of famous people? ...

    This book was very interesting and had bits of humor strewn throughout. ...

  • Lisa Kizer
    Apr 26, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

    Perfect book for booktalking to 6th grade. Short chapters on the disgusting details of famous people and their bodies upon death. Fascinating but limited in information, this is a great book to hook young readers into wanting to learn more about funeral practices, George Washington?s...

    Definitely a morbid book written in good humor. Many interesting stories. I most enjoyed the DNA testing that was conducted on a number of people. Middle schoolers will enjoy the book. I received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway and I thank the author and publisher for the opportunity ...

    This book had interesting "facts" about dead bodies. Not always a reliable read, the author says "I can't have a little thing like dubious sources spoiling his fun" when she discusses parts of his book may not be entirely correct. I do like the fact that she encourages her readers to d...

  • Aimee
    Aug 06, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

    Perfect book for booktalking to 6th grade. Short chapters on the disgusting details of famous people and their bodies upon death. Fascinating but limited in information, this is a great book to hook young readers into wanting to learn more about funeral practices, George Washington?s...

    Definitely a morbid book written in good humor. Many interesting stories. I most enjoyed the DNA testing that was conducted on a number of people. Middle schoolers will enjoy the book. I received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway and I thank the author and publisher for the opportunity ...

    This book had interesting "facts" about dead bodies. Not always a reliable read, the author says "I can't have a little thing like dubious sources spoiling his fun" when she discusses parts of his book may not be entirely correct. I do like the fact that she encourages her readers to d...

    Interesting, gruesome, and hilarious! My favorite is how the author often warns the reader not to eat while reading the next part--and then goes on to compare severed body parts or insides to food. Don't forget the footnotes! ...

    Interesting read. Definitely geared towards middle-schoolers, probably boys. It was an easy read for an adult. It explains terms clearly. It injects humour into the life and death of many famous people. It does not get too gory. I learned a few things. I won this book in a Goodreads...

    Great for fans of Bragg?s How They Croaked. It was disgusting and fascinating. I really enjoyed it! My only complaint was the author?s footnotes. Some of them added to the text but most were just an annoying distraction. ...

    Pure Perfection! Offbeat, Oddball, and Unusual stories about famous body parts from all over the world.. cool illustrations, great content, and casual yet informative writing. Loved it! ...

    Middle school and high school students who enjoy history would enjoy this book. ...

    Similar to How They Choked by Georgia Bragg. Wouldn't recommend to younger than teen due to some content. ...

  • Mrs.Melaugh Melaugh
    Jul 19, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

  • Kim
    Jul 08, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

    Perfect book for booktalking to 6th grade. Short chapters on the disgusting details of famous people and their bodies upon death. Fascinating but limited in information, this is a great book to hook young readers into wanting to learn more about funeral practices, George Washington?s...

    Definitely a morbid book written in good humor. Many interesting stories. I most enjoyed the DNA testing that was conducted on a number of people. Middle schoolers will enjoy the book. I received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway and I thank the author and publisher for the opportunity ...

    This book had interesting "facts" about dead bodies. Not always a reliable read, the author says "I can't have a little thing like dubious sources spoiling his fun" when she discusses parts of his book may not be entirely correct. I do like the fact that she encourages her readers to d...

    Interesting, gruesome, and hilarious! My favorite is how the author often warns the reader not to eat while reading the next part--and then goes on to compare severed body parts or insides to food. Don't forget the footnotes! ...

    Interesting read. Definitely geared towards middle-schoolers, probably boys. It was an easy read for an adult. It explains terms clearly. It injects humour into the life and death of many famous people. It does not get too gory. I learned a few things. I won this book in a Goodreads...

    Great for fans of Bragg?s How They Croaked. It was disgusting and fascinating. I really enjoyed it! My only complaint was the author?s footnotes. Some of them added to the text but most were just an annoying distraction. ...

  • Mary
    May 09, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Apr 17, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

  • Julie Overpeck aka Mrs. O's Library
    Jun 25, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

  • Kelly
    Aug 03, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

    Perfect book for booktalking to 6th grade. Short chapters on the disgusting details of famous people and their bodies upon death. Fascinating but limited in information, this is a great book to hook young readers into wanting to learn more about funeral practices, George Washington?s...

    Definitely a morbid book written in good humor. Many interesting stories. I most enjoyed the DNA testing that was conducted on a number of people. Middle schoolers will enjoy the book. I received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway and I thank the author and publisher for the opportunity ...

    This book had interesting "facts" about dead bodies. Not always a reliable read, the author says "I can't have a little thing like dubious sources spoiling his fun" when she discusses parts of his book may not be entirely correct. I do like the fact that she encourages her readers to d...

    Interesting, gruesome, and hilarious! My favorite is how the author often warns the reader not to eat while reading the next part--and then goes on to compare severed body parts or insides to food. Don't forget the footnotes! ...

    Interesting read. Definitely geared towards middle-schoolers, probably boys. It was an easy read for an adult. It explains terms clearly. It injects humour into the life and death of many famous people. It does not get too gory. I learned a few things. I won this book in a Goodreads...

    Great for fans of Bragg?s How They Croaked. It was disgusting and fascinating. I really enjoyed it! My only complaint was the author?s footnotes. Some of them added to the text but most were just an annoying distraction. ...

    Pure Perfection! Offbeat, Oddball, and Unusual stories about famous body parts from all over the world.. cool illustrations, great content, and casual yet informative writing. Loved it! ...

    Middle school and high school students who enjoy history would enjoy this book. ...

    Similar to How They Choked by Georgia Bragg. Wouldn't recommend to younger than teen due to some content. ...

    A great read with lots of morbid facts. ...

    This is a macabre collection of anecdotes about what happened to body parts of famous people. ...

    Where are various body parts of famous people? ...

    This book was very interesting and had bits of humor strewn throughout. ...

    Very funny and informative! Read it with my 8&12 year olds. ...

  • Christy
    May 04, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

  • Linda Donohue
    Mar 15, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

    Perfect book for booktalking to 6th grade. Short chapters on the disgusting details of famous people and their bodies upon death. Fascinating but limited in information, this is a great book to hook young readers into wanting to learn more about funeral practices, George Washington?s...

    Definitely a morbid book written in good humor. Many interesting stories. I most enjoyed the DNA testing that was conducted on a number of people. Middle schoolers will enjoy the book. I received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway and I thank the author and publisher for the opportunity ...

  • Castle Spooktacular
    May 20, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

    Perfect book for booktalking to 6th grade. Short chapters on the disgusting details of famous people and their bodies upon death. Fascinating but limited in information, this is a great book to hook young readers into wanting to learn more about funeral practices, George Washington?s...

    Definitely a morbid book written in good humor. Many interesting stories. I most enjoyed the DNA testing that was conducted on a number of people. Middle schoolers will enjoy the book. I received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway and I thank the author and publisher for the opportunity ...

    This book had interesting "facts" about dead bodies. Not always a reliable read, the author says "I can't have a little thing like dubious sources spoiling his fun" when she discusses parts of his book may not be entirely correct. I do like the fact that she encourages her readers to d...

    Interesting, gruesome, and hilarious! My favorite is how the author often warns the reader not to eat while reading the next part--and then goes on to compare severed body parts or insides to food. Don't forget the footnotes! ...

    Interesting read. Definitely geared towards middle-schoolers, probably boys. It was an easy read for an adult. It explains terms clearly. It injects humour into the life and death of many famous people. It does not get too gory. I learned a few things. I won this book in a Goodreads...

    Great for fans of Bragg?s How They Croaked. It was disgusting and fascinating. I really enjoyed it! My only complaint was the author?s footnotes. Some of them added to the text but most were just an annoying distraction. ...

    Pure Perfection! Offbeat, Oddball, and Unusual stories about famous body parts from all over the world.. cool illustrations, great content, and casual yet informative writing. Loved it! ...

  • Michelle
    Apr 23, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

  • Ismaeel
    Jul 15, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

  • Jessica
    Jun 10, 2018

    Fascinating. Disgusting. Keep your mobile device close because you?ll be google-ing yourself down a rabbit hole for sure! ...

    Filled with twisted humor and all sorts of facts about body parts, this book was a quick and entertaining story. While I read it in one sitting, I can easily see that it would be possible to pick this book up and read a page or two at a time without confusion. The book is quite episodi...

    A fun, informative read full of fascinating historical anecdotes and gross tidbits. I wish it were a tad shorter but I'm guessing this will be a hit with my elementary crowd. ...

    Lose "crazy," "nut-job," etc. Almost entirely western. Not entirely correct about Nelson. ...

    This was a cool historical book that was funny. Like, actually funny. This made me laugh out loud sometimes. I was absolutely devastated when it ended and would gladly buy about three different copies! I recommend it for ages 10 +. You really should know who some of these people are be...

    If you like historical trivia of the icky and macabre sort, you will enjoy this book very much. I am please to know that Galileo's severed middle figure salutes the heavens to this day. ...

    Perhaps it IS a bit early for the macabre, but it's also a bit too early for so much pumpkin spice*. So I'm just going to go with it. You know what they say about life being stranger than fiction? Well the decidedly morbid content of They Lost Their Heads: What Happened to Washingto...

    Beccia, Carlyn They Lost Their Heads! 165 pages. NON-FICTION. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. $19. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence PG. After you read this book, you will either be the most popular or least popular guest at a party, depending on how many facts from ...

    This chronological stroll through history, focused on anything to do with bodies and body parts, combines entertaining with bizarre. The first story tells of the lovely Ines de Castro, whose exhumed corpse, seated on a throne in 1355, was crowned queen -- two years after she had been a...

    In "They Lost Their Heads," Carlyn Beccia serves up a heaping helping of stomach-churning accounts of the severed body parts of famous (or not so famous) folks. The genius of this book is how the author uses the "gross factor" to entice readers (target audience, grades 5-8) to learn an...

    Thank you to @kidlitexchange for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This middle-grade nonfiction book covers all sorts of strange events involving famous people and their parts like Vincent Van Gogh?s ear and George Washington?s teeth. Some of the stories deal ...

    How They Croaked was better. I enjoyed the book until I found a fact that said that Diego Rivera ate cadavers. After further investigation, my husband discovered that Rivera really exaggerated in his autobiography, and it probably wasn't true. Regardless of whether or not it was tr...

    A book for the not-so-faint-of-heart but a definite book for those who look for horror or humor or mystery when it comes to death or body parts. Loved the mystery stories behind Lincoln's body being moved 17 times or the mystery of did John Wilkes Booth really die in that fire. I skipp...

    #kidlitexchange #partner Thank to @kidlitexhange for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, as always, are my own. Ghoulish humor, clever writing, and fun illustrations add up to a great historical facts book! They Lost Their Heads is all about history?...

    Perfect book for booktalking to 6th grade. Short chapters on the disgusting details of famous people and their bodies upon death. Fascinating but limited in information, this is a great book to hook young readers into wanting to learn more about funeral practices, George Washington?s...

    Definitely a morbid book written in good humor. Many interesting stories. I most enjoyed the DNA testing that was conducted on a number of people. Middle schoolers will enjoy the book. I received the book as a Goodreads Giveaway and I thank the author and publisher for the opportunity ...

    This book had interesting "facts" about dead bodies. Not always a reliable read, the author says "I can't have a little thing like dubious sources spoiling his fun" when she discusses parts of his book may not be entirely correct. I do like the fact that she encourages her readers to d...

    Interesting, gruesome, and hilarious! My favorite is how the author often warns the reader not to eat while reading the next part--and then goes on to compare severed body parts or insides to food. Don't forget the footnotes! ...

    Interesting read. Definitely geared towards middle-schoolers, probably boys. It was an easy read for an adult. It explains terms clearly. It injects humour into the life and death of many famous people. It does not get too gory. I learned a few things. I won this book in a Goodreads...