Case Closed? Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science
Written by Susan Hughes
Illustrated by Michael Wandelmaier
88 pages – ages 8+
Published by Kids Can Press on September 1st, 2013
Synopsis- Have you ever wondered what happened to the lost Princess Anastasia of Russia? Or the mysterious Anasazi people who just disappeared from their homeland? What about the city of Ubar, swallowed up by the sands around it? We may finally have answers to these questions thanks to modern science procedures. And thanks to this book, you can read about some of the most puzzling cases in history and the latest scientific theories around them!
What I Thought- This was absolutely fascinating. I loved hearing about how they figured out the mysteries. That was really cool. Mr. Wandelmaier’s illustrations add another dimension to the story. They are as informative as they are nice to look at. They, and the real-life photos scattered throughout the book, really bring the story to life. Ms. Hughes has done a good job of making kids want to learn about science – the book talks about DNA, how pressure effects a submarine, what a spectrometer does, and much more! Her writing style is very kid-friendly without over-simplifying it. I really enjoyed this book.
I give this book five out of five bookworms!