32p. 978-1-42963-951-4.
Gr 2-5 Readers of this series will hone their ability to separate fact from fiction as they explore a famous sunken ship, the possibility of a mummy in Disneyland, George Washington's wooden teeth, and ghosts of Civil War soldiers. Each chapter poses a question, such as Did the Hope diamond sink "Titanic?" or Did John Quincy Adams give an interview while naked? The stories are quickly discussed, evidence is considered, and a verdict reached. Each book contains a smattering of facts as well as a concluding exercise in detection. This method, along with eye-catching illustrations, reproductions, and photos, will allow these books to succeed brilliantly in grabbing the attention of even the most reluctant readers. Copyright 2010 Media Source Inc.
"Did the Hope diamond sink Titanic? Did male passengers dress as women?" Stories, myths, and rumors surrounding the shipwreck are examined in order to test their veracity. Facts are then presented that either confirm or refute the story; readers are encouraged to think critically about sources. Cartoon illustrations further enliven the volume. Reading list. Glos., ind.

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