History's Mysteries (Paperback)

Curious Clues, Cold Cases, and Puzzles From the Past

By Kitson Jazynka

National Geographic Children's Books, 9781426328718, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2017

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Library Binding (10/17/2017)

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Why were the Easter Island heads erected? What really happened to the Maya? Who stole the Irish Crown Jewels? The first book in this exciting new series will cover history's heavy-hitting, head-scratching mysteries, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Bermuda Triangle, the Oak Island Money Pit, Stonehenge, the Sphinx, the disappearance of entire civilizations, the dancing plague, the Voynich manuscript, and so many more. Chock-full of cool photos, fun facts, and spine-tingling mysteries.

About the Author

KITSON JAZYNKA is an award-winning freelance writer and children's author. Her work appears regularly in National Geographic Kids, American Girl, and Young Rider magazines, as well as the Washington Post's KidsPost. In 2011, she worked with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation to write a book called The Making of the Memorial, a history of the creation of the memorial to Dr. King on the National Mall. Kitson also contributes to national equestrian and dog magazines including, Dog Fancy, Horse Illustrated, and Dressage Today. Her picture book, Carrot In My Pocket, was published in 2001.

Praise For History's Mysteries: Curious Clues, Cold Cases, and Puzzles From the Past

"The tone of the text is upbeat, making it a pleasurable read.... The layout is inviting and time can be spent studying the photos for more details. VERDICT This is a win-win for readers who like spooky mysteries and solid nonfiction." -- School Library Journal