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5: Guys Read: True Stories Paperback – September 16, 2014
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From the Back Cover
Ten stories guaranteed to be even bigger, funnier, and stranger than fiction, from the following real-life adventurers:
T. Edward Nickens
with illustrations by BrianFloca
About the Author
Jon Scieszka is the National Ambassador for Children's Literature emeritus and the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for kids, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, Robot Zot!, and the Time Warp Trio series. Jon founded Guys Read to encourage a passion for reading among young boys, with the philosophy that boys love to read most when they are reading things they love. A former elementary school teacher, Jon lives in Brooklyn with his family. For more great books, more great facts, and more about your favorite authors, head over to www.guysread.com. You'll be glad you did.
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nice thick book but stories are short enough to not overwhelm a casual reading moment.
One of my favorite sections was actually a series of humorous poems about various scientific principles. After each one, there was a paragraph that summarized the facts the poem was talking about.
While a couple of stories made me uncomfortable, they are exactly the kind of things that boys would love. The details of the shipwrecked men’s survival and some of the details of the history of dentistry were not excessively crude, but still enough to make my skin tingled a little. But as I said, most guys will love it.
I’m not usually a non-fiction reader, but I absolutely enjoyed this book. Filled with entertaining and fascinating stories, I can see it being a book anyone will race through.
NOTE: I won an ARC of this book in a contest. No review was promised in exchange.
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My 5th grade students loved hearing these read aloud.Read more