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Don't Let the Barber Pull Your Teeth

Could You Survive Medieval Medicine?

Series: Ye Yucky Middle Ages

By Carmen Bredeson

If you needed surgery, would you go to the barber shop? If you lived during the Middle Ages you would! Find out all about yucky medieval diseases—and their yucky treatments—in this fun reluctant reader book.

Library Bound Book978-0-7660-3693-2$27.93$20.95

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". . . the book delivers a clear description of the appalling living conditions during the middle ages . . . How illnesses were cured during this time period is high interest, fascinating subject material."

Southern Maine Library District, June 2012

". . . a very easy read with well organized pages. The vibrant illustrations by Gerald Kelley make the reading more fun for young readers."

Science Books & Films, December 2012

". . . offers many disgusting facts about medieval medicine that will be sure to capture readers who enjoy the ‘gross out’ factor."

Garland Independent School District, March 26, 2012

"Readers will be amazed, puzzled, and surprised at the living conditions, diseases, and cures that happened during the Middle Ages. The colorful, cartoon-like illustrations enhance the information that the readers will read. Students and teachers will enjoy learning more about the extraordinary times in the Middle Ages."

Children's Literature

"This series puts a comedic focus on the smellier, nastier aspects of life in medieval Europe. Each chapter covers a different topic and is balanced between the sensational and the informative. Humorous illustrations keep things lighthearted and fit well with the overall theme."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2012

"A reluctant readers page turner . . . With some of our students needing fun added to reading, this book will take them there."

Arlington Independent School District, November 20, 2011

". . . a great introduction to many topics for further study. Upper elementary students will be the most likely audience for this book though middle grade students could use it to enhance their knowledge."

Denver Public Schools, December 30, 2011

"This book will appeal to students who love to read about gross things and will draw in reluctant readers as well."

Clark County School District, December 1, 2011

"Bredeson has done a terrific job in explaining health, disease, and medical practices done during the Middle Ages. The explanations are short, to the point, in easy to understand language, and totally entertaining . . . In order to get kids hooked on history, this book should be in all school libraries."

South Sound Book Review Council, November 22, 2011

". . . the simple writing and lack of distractions makes for a more easily read book."

BayViews, November 2011

". . . this book offers a sometimes comedic, sometimes serious and thorough look at the medieval ages . . . a very good choice for the elementary school library and social studies classroom."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, January 2012

"Gross is king in this entertaining series . . . the selected topics are sure to appeal to trivia buffs and fans of potty humor . . . The fantastic and funny art amps up the humor . . . each book provides a full picture of its subject . . ."

School Library Journal, Fall 2011

"Thorough coverage is provided, and students will come away with a good base of knowledge about medieval life . . . The tone is light and conversational . . . This series is sure to hold reluctant readers' attention, and they will come away with a better understanding of medieval times."

Library Media Connection, November/December 2011

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