Weird Disappearances: True Stories

Weird Disappearances: True Stories

Why have the people of Roanoke Colony never been found? Historians are still trying to answer that question. Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People tells five true stories of people who vanished—against the backdrop of historical circumstances, such as the carving out of a new world in an ancient culture.

  • Encourages readers to connect historic events to contemporary events.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $9.95
  • Hardcover, $19.95
  • eBook, $7.99

Grade Level 4–6

Ages 9–12

GRL V

Subjects

  • World History
  • Reading & Writing

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Why have the people of Roanoke Colony never been found? Historians are still trying to answer that question. Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People tells five true stories of people who vanished—against the backdrop of historical circumstances, such as the carving out of a new world in an ancient culture.

  • Encourages readers to connect historic events to contemporary events.

Other titles in the series:

Pirates and Shipwrecks: Real Tales of Terror on the High Seas
Survival: Real Tales of Endurance in the Face of Disaster
Kirkus Reviews
“Employing a casual, conversational tone that reads easily, McCarthy spins five yarns of bloodthirsty pirates and harrowing shipwrecks. McCarthy shows a good sense for the interesting and gory detail, offering up plenty of blood-soaked action while keeping it appropriate for a young readership. Included after each vignette are other notable facts of the time period, and at the end of the offering is a glossary and resources. Releasing simultaneously is Survival, a volume that follows the same format and offers accounts of events such as the Donner Party disaster. Recommend this to fans of the I Survived… series who might be seeking a bit more fact and a little less fiction. A breezy offering just right for fans of survival tales.”

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Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy is an award-winning writer and editor who has developed a knack for finding great stories for readers of all ages. Tom lives in Guilford, Connecticut.



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Grade Level: 4–6
Ages: 9–12
GRL: V
Subjects: World History, Reading & Writing,
Specs: 5.75 x 9 , black and white interior , 128 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Maps, Glossary,

Reviews

Other titles in the series:

Pirates and Shipwrecks: Real Tales of Terror on the High Seas
Survival: Real Tales of Endurance in the Face of Disaster
Kirkus Reviews
“Employing a casual, conversational tone that reads easily, McCarthy spins five yarns of bloodthirsty pirates and harrowing shipwrecks. McCarthy shows a good sense for the interesting and gory detail, offering up plenty of blood-soaked action while keeping it appropriate for a young readership. Included after each vignette are other notable facts of the time period, and at the end of the offering is a glossary and resources. Releasing simultaneously is Survival, a volume that follows the same format and offers accounts of events such as the Donner Party disaster. Recommend this to fans of the I Survived… series who might be seeking a bit more fact and a little less fiction. A breezy offering just right for fans of survival tales.”


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Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy is an award-winning writer and editor who has developed a knack for finding great stories for readers of all ages. Tom lives in Guilford, Connecticut.