- People rarely bathed.
- They didn’t wash most of their clothes regularly.
- Their teeth were rotting.
- Bedbugs feasted on people as they slept.
- Lice crawled through their hair (and their wigs) day and night.
Ready to step out for a breath of fresh air? Well, look out, because the streets were filled with poop. Don’t believe it? Hop in a time machine and travel back to June 1770 in the pages of this book!
I’ve always wanted to travel back in time to a more peaceful stress-free existence. Until I read this book!
Now, I know about ‘The Yucky Past’, ‘The Awful Smells’, ‘The Creepy-Crawly Bugs’, “The Nasty Germs”, and so much more! 1770 was not as romantic as it seems in the books.
This book is really well done. It completely grossed me out but the pictures, the graphics, and the short interesting segments make it perfect for you reluctant reader or history buff!
My middle-schooler is going to love this book!
|Author:||Lois Miner Huey|
|Source:||Millbrook Press via Netgalley|
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