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Strange but True

Written by Kathryn Hulick

Illustrated by Mr. Gordy Wright

Key Stage 3 Mysteries / Mythology General Non-Fiction

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10 of the world's greatest mysteries explained

We all love strange stories and bizarre, unexplained events: do aliens exist? Are ghosts real? Is the Bermuda Triangle really a thing? Was there actually a curse on Tutankhamun’s tomb? This book examines these four questions, plus another six equally mesmerising, but challenges readers to use logic, intelligence and the facts to determine the truth. Author Kathryn Hulick presents thoroughly researched accounts, packed with information because, as she empahises, evidence is the most important thing.  She ensures that the sources are reliable and then encourages readers while keeping an open mind to consider everything really carefully.   It makes for a great read, especially when some of those mysteries – the Kraken – turn out to be strange but true.  A book that glories in mystery, but also the power of science and human intelligence.

Andrea Reece

Strange but True Synopsis

Prepare to have your mind blown! As you explore ten of the world's greatest unsolved mysteries, you'll witness a UFO encounter, search for the lost city of Atlantis, tour a haunted house and discover the kraken's true form. Along the way, you'll use the scientific method and sharp thinking to separate fact from fiction and explain the unexplainable. Learn how sightings of flying saucers and stories of alien abductions can be explained by sleep paralysis, false memories and hypnosis.

Find out what pareidolia is and how this psychological phenomenon may explain some ghost sightings. Explore possible real locations for the lost city of Atlantis. Beautiful, haunting illustrations set the mood and spark the imagination.

Discover the fascinating truth surrounding these mysteries and legends: Alien abductions, including the Roswell incident Psychics Mysterious disappearances, including plane MH370 Zombies Ancient aliens, including the Nazca Lines Curses, including King Tut's tomb Monsters of the Deep, including Nessie the Loch Ness monster The search for Atlantis Ghosts and haunted mansions Bigfoot

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786037855
Publication date: 1st October 2019
Author: Kathryn Hulick
Illustrator: Mr. Gordy Wright
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3
Topics: Mysterys / Mythology, General Non-Fiction

About Kathryn Hulick

Kathryn Hulick is a freelance writer, editor and former Peace Corps volunteer. She writes regularly for Science News for Students and Muse magazine. She has also published numerous nonfiction books on topics such as video games, artificial intelligence, energy technology and dinosaurs. Hulick's favorite part of writing about science is getting to speak with researchers in many different fields. Once, she spoke with an expert on parallel universes while he was shoveling snow from his driveway. Another time, she called a biologist who was out in the field in Africa, watching a herd of elephants. In addition to writing, she ...

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