From grisly murders to unusual funerals, Dreadful Fates provides a gruesome journey through history to present-day instances of figures who have had the misfortune of a dreadful or unusual end.
Readers can find out about everything from Aeschylus, the ancient Greek who died when a tortoise fell on his head, and the man who tripped over his own beard, to a countless number who met their end through laughing too much!
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Review: Dreadful Fates: What a Shocking Way to Go!User Review - Goodreads
Full of morbid tales, gross details, and downright funny epitaphs, this book is ideal for children with a dark sense of humor. While very fascinating, the book is perhaps a little too disgusting to ...
Review: Dreadful Fates: What a Shocking Way to Go!User Review - Miss Pippi the Librarian - Goodreads
What a way to go! Turner shares tidbits of history - recent and not so recent, known and not so known. Readers who enjoy quick fact books or slightly spooky reads will enjoy this book. I would recommend this title for elementary or middle school readers. Reviewed from a library copy. Read full review