Co-authored with Laurie Ann Thompson
Walden Press / Harper Collins
It's Alive!Tiny scorpions that burrow in books? A chicken that lived for years after having its head chopped off? A medical procedure that can give you X-ray vision? These stories and more are illustrated in full color within these pages. But beware . . . not all of the articles are true! Each action-packed chapter features three stories; two of them are true, but one is a lie. Can you decipher which is which? This innovative book will not only introduce readers to many amazing unknown facts about the natural world, but will also challenge them to read critically, and dig deep to find the truth in their reading.
Histories and MysteriesMore crazy-but-true stories about history, geography, and human achievement make this book perfect for fans of curiosities and wonders. 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. . . Some false stories are based on truth, and some of the true stories are just plain unbelievable! Can you guess which stories are the facts and which are the fakes?
Forces of NatureScience, technology, and the cutting edge of human inventions—from a man who gave himself an appendectomy; to radio signals from other planets; to eagles who have been trained to take out spy drones, the stories in this third installment in the Two Truths and a Lie series will amaze and awe you! Just don’t forget: Every story in this book is strange and astounding, but one out of every three is an outright lie. Can you dig deep and figure out the truth?