Sunday, October 16, 2011

"Don't Let the Barber Pull Your Teeth."

The Middle Ages has what it takes to appeal to young readers: a “yuck" factor. And this is big in Carmen Bredeson’s “Don’t Let the Barber Pull Your Teeth. Could you Survive Medieval Medicine?”Just released and available through the publisher and, you can find both the library and the paperback editions. This entertaining and “nose-wrinkling” read includes topics worth discussing in science, history and social studies classes. What and when were the Middle Ages? Why people did not care about filth? What belief was behind the practice of drilling a hole or holes in the head “of a person suffering from headaches”? Flowing text, mind-boggling facts are very well matched with colorful, humorous, and expressive illustrations by Gerald Kelly, “Don’t Let the Barber Pull Your Teeth” will transport readers to a time when life and medicine were very different from today’s. Just a warning. If you scoff at medieval time’s practices, just think about what 24th Century people will think of us!

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"Don’t Let the Barber Pull Your Teeth. Could you Survive Medieval Medicine?", Enslow Publishers, 2012.

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  1. What a great and innovative series--I love it!

  2. Thank you, Sandy! I think kids will enjoy reading it.