Avoid Meeting a Body Snatcher! by Fiona MacDonald
  

Synopsis

Avoid Meeting a Body Snatcher! by Fiona MacDonald

Its 1828 and you're a medical student at the world-famous Edinburgh university. You are keen to start disecting bodies to learn all about anatomy, but by careful who you buy your body from- some people will do anything to get their hands on one! This book explores the body-snatching craze that gripped 19th century Britian, including the infamous Burke and Hare murders. The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters, aiding their understanding of the darker side of 19th century science. Informative captions, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts for young readers.

About the Author

Fiona Macdonald studied history at Cambridge University and at the University of East Anglia. She has taught in schools and colleges and has written numerous books for children.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: 7-11 years

Author

Fiona MacDonald
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Publication date

1st May 2009

ISBN

9781906370992


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