Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries
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Crazy-but-true stories about history, geography, and human achievement make this acclaimed nonfiction series perfect for fans of curiosities and wonders. A fun way for middle graders to explore ways to separate fact from fiction.
Did you know that a young girl once saved an entire beach community from a devastating tsunami thanks to something she learned in her fourth-grade geography lesson? Or that there is a person alive today who generates her own magnetic field? Or how about the fact that Benjamin Franklin once challenged the Royal Academy of Brussels to devise a way to make farts smell good?
Welcome to Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries! You know thegame: Every story in this book is strangeand astounding, but one out of everythree is an outright lie.
Can you guesswhich stories are the facts and which arethe fakes? It’s not going to be easy. Somefalse stories are based on truth, and someof the true stories are just plain unbelievable!Don’t be fooled by the photos thataccompany each story—it’s going to takeall your smarts and some clever researchto root out the alternative facts.
From a train that transported dead people to antique photos of real fairies to a dog who was elected mayor, the stories in this book will amaze you! Just don’t believe everything you read. . . .