Mystery & Mayhem 10 Title Set

Titles in this set include:

Daring Heists: A Real Tale of Sensational Robberies and Robbers Pirates and Shipwrecks: Real Tales of Terror on the High Seas Survival: Real Tales of Endurance in the Face of Disaster Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People Rebels & Revolutions: Real Tales of Radical Change in America Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of Grave Robberies Eruptions and explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts Epidemics and Pandemics: Real Tales of Deadly Diseases Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain: Real Tales of Temperamental Elements.Guided reading levels range from S to Z+.
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Kirkus
Five true tales of pirates and shipwrecks spare none of the intriguing and grisly details. Employing a casual, conversational tone that reads easily, McCarthy spins five yarns of bloodthirsty pirates and harrowing shipwrecks. The first offering portrays the terrifying experience of sailors who survive a shipwreck only to land on a beach of decapitated, sun-bleached skeletons. The next, another account of nautical distress, tells of a lost ship, reports of possible cannibalism, and the expedition that set out to learn the truth. The third recounts the tales of two fierce female pirates who were just as ruthless and bloodthirsty as their male counterparts. The fourth and fifth deliver more tales of maritime mayhem and cutthroat (quite literally) pirates, keeping up the lively pace already established. 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. (Nonfiction. 7-12)

Booklist
Adventure is at the forefront of the Mystery & Mayhem series, which visits—and occasionally sensationalizes— exciting true tales. Each volume contains five long-form stories that briefly touch on the event or person featured while also acknowledging other historical happenings of the period. Most of the people in Weird Disappearances, by contrast, will be more widely recognized: Amelia Earhart, Anastasia Romanov, and the Lost Colony of Roanoke are all profiled. Each chapter is followed by a “What Else Was Happening?” section that concisely contextualizes each event. . .. The true stories themselves, though, are thrilling enough to keep older readers engaged, and will likely spur further exploration.

Detailed Book Description

Titles in this set include:

  • Daring Heists: A Real Tale of Sensational Robberies and Robbers
  • Pirates and Shipwrecks: Real Tales of Terror on the High Seas
  • Survival: Real Tales of Endurance in the Face of Disaster
  • Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People
  • Rebels & Revolutions: Real Tales of Radical Change in America
  • Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways
  • Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of Grave Robberies
  • Eruptions and explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts
  • Epidemics and Pandemics: Real Tales of Deadly Diseases
  • Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain: Real Tales of Temperamental Elements.Guided reading levels range from S to Z+.
Available In:
Paperback, $35.95
9781619309982
Hardcover, $75.95
9781619309975
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 5.75x9 size | 128 pages
Subject: Science | Social Studies

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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