This is a fantastic read, just like How They Croaked, which I read (by force, for a committee I served on–because why would I want to read a dry nonfiction book about how people die–yuck), and then absolutely loved (by choice–because I absolutely wanted to read every single word in both that and this funny, fast-paced, honest book that tells the truth about historical figures).
I hope they will create more books to match the first two. I would definitely read them all, when normally nonfiction has me taking a step back and giving books the cranky side eye
I highly recommend this nonfiction gem to anyone, though it’s great for the middle grade crowd. You don’t even have to like history all that much to be interested and amused by these charming, well-told stories. I suspect you’ll find that if you open the book and read just one story, nothing will stop you from reading the entire thing. This is a clever concept and format, and I’m completely captivated and always learn something new when I pick up one of these books.
Book 61 read in 2018