>Tween Review: Case Closed? Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science
Egypt’s first female pharaoh disappears around 1457 BCE — was she murdered? Find out how DNA closes the case. The ancient Arabian Peninsula city of Ubar vanishes, seemingly without trace. This new illustrated book explores these mysteries in a fun format for children. Find out how old maps and modern space shuttles help solve the mystery. Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition to find the Northwest Passage is never heard from again. Find out how spectroscopy points to some probable explanations. Case Closed? examines these and six other mysteries from ancient and modern times. Accompanied by photos, maps, diagrams and illustrations, this book reveals how modern science sheds new light on people, vessels and entire civilizations throughout history that simply vanished. In some cases, the mystery has been solved. In other cases, readers can examine the latest evidence and decide for themselves.
This was such a great book!
Okay, so I kinda thought that I was too “mature” for a children’s picture book, but this was a real treat. I’m a sucker for mysteries, especially C.S.I type of unsolved mysteries, and this book is not a fluffy children’s book that skims the facts to make things easier for kids to understand. No-siree, this book speaks straight to kids as if they are equals…well almost.;)
The illustrations are awesome and are combined with a few real photographs from each case. I think the pictures are what really make it more appealing to younger kids because the text is very matter-of-fact.
This is a perfect book for any kids, or teachers, even, that want good books that describe real mysteries and how science has shed light on things to help solve them. I loved it, my little brother loved it, and my mom and dad loved it! Lots of love for this book!:)
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This book was given to PBD for review by the author.
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