Wednesday, June 5, 2019

WILD & WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: History's Mysteries: Freaky Phenomena


Curious kids itching for real-life Indiana Jones-like intrigue will get swept away with the next book in this spine-tingling series about solving puzzles of the past--from whole civilizations that have vanished to mystifying monuments and urban legends.

Fans of Night at the Museum and the Indiana Jones saga will be fascinated by these real-life mysteries: Is there any truth to the legend of Bigfoot? Why have planes and ships suddenly disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle? Is there really a lost city of gold in the jungle of Central America? The next book in this exciting new series will cover even more of history's most fascinating head-scratching conundrums, including the curse of the Hope Diamond, King Tut's tomb, black holes, the puzzling disappearance of ancient civilizations, cryptic creatures of myth and legend, long-lost treasure, and so much more. Kids can dig into these mysteries, uncover clues, and ponder leading scientific theories to help decipher what really happened. Chock-full of cool photos, fun facts, and spooky fun, this book is sure to keep curious kids engaged as they try to piece together these puzzles of the past!


The world is full of fascinating mysteries, some of which people have found answers to and some where the answers remain elusive.  I, for one, enjoy reading and thinking about some of these mysteries.  Since history is a topic that many children consider 'boring,' I'm always happy to find books like this one that demonstrate beautifully that history can be fascinating and mysterious.  The book is divided into seven chapters: Creepy Creatures, Vanishing Acts, Unexplained Occurrences, Strange Sites, Unusual Objects, Curious Curses, and Unnatural Nature.  Each chapter than addresses two or three specific mysteries including creatures such as bigfoot and mothman, or lost cities or strange physical creations.  The book presents evidence and photographs to explain each mystery and the clues available, but leaves the reader to decide what to believe about it.  A fascinating book perfect for young readers who love to read about real-life mysteries.

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