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    Ick! Yuck! Eew!
    Our Gross American History
    Library Bound
    Also available in: E-BookE-Book with Audio
    ©2014
    ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-9091-6
    AR Quiz #: 160641
    AR Points: 1.00
    ATOS Level: 5.30
    Lexile Level: 860
    SRC Reading Level: 5.6
    Pages: 48
    Trim Size: 9 3/4 x 9 3/4
    Dewey: 973
    Reading Grade Level: 5
    Interest Grade Level: 4-6
    Ages: 9-12
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    DESCRIPTION Lois Miner Huey
    Kids study US history, but do they know what life long ago was really like? The past was full of yuckiness. The sounds, smells, filth, bugs, rats, poor hygiene, lack of dental and medical care, and bad food are not portrayed at today's historic sites, in movies, or in most books about US history. Yet this kind of stuff appeals greatly to kids. The purpose of this book is to de-sanitize the past, present it as it actually was, and help kids come to an understanding of how people put up with it—or didn't even notice.

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    From the opening page, audio and visual cues and easy-to-use tools help guide your students through the story. As the story begins, words are highlighted while they're read aloud. This type of word distinction better supports letter and word recognition skills, and keeps kids focused on the structure of how to read.
    WATCH, LISTEN, AND LEARN

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    • * Speakers or headsets
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    • * Microsoft Windows XP
    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space (Browser Cache)
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
    • * Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
    • * Firefox 3.0
    • * Sound Card
    For Mac
    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
    • * Power PC G5 or Intel processor
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
    • * Firefox 3.0
    • * Safari 3
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    Book Features
    Bibliography, Full-Color Photographs, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Table of Contents, Websites
    About the Author
    Lois Miner Huey is an archaeologist for the state of New York. She has written nonfiction articles and books for kids, many of which focus on archaeology. She lives near Albany, New York.
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    Awards for this Title
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cream of the Crop for Children's and Young Adult Literature
    New York Public Library's Children's Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
    South Carolina Book Award
    Starred Reviews
    Library Media Connection
    This is a colorful and entertaining look at the grosser aspects of American history. . . . It will be an excellent addition to any collection!"—starred, Library Media Connection
    Other Reviews
    Booklist
    "Those who like gross stuff will get a kick out of reading about the stinky living conditions, bug-infested and rotting food that people ate, the lack of dental and other personal hygiene, and other icky bits of eighteenth-century American history." —Booklist
    Kirkus Reviews
    "Images of bugs scuttling over period illustrations and photos of pests and artifacts add vividly evocative notes to this rousingly unappetizing survey of the time's fashions, living conditions and (lack of) sanitary practices....Riveting as well as enlightening." —Kirkus Reviews