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A humorous look at how famous people got caught, including Joan of Arc, Blackbeard, Al Capone, and more! From the award-winning team that brought you How They Croaked and How They Choked .

Outlaw, assassin, art thief, and spy, these fourteen troublemakers and crooks--including Blackbeard the pirate, Typhoid Mary, and gangster Al Capone--have given the good guys a
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published September 17th 2019 by Crown Books for Young Readers
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Sandy Brehl
This will hit the spot with [articuclar audiences- and is very accessible due to short profiles, contemporary language and reader-friendly humor, arranged on the page with lots of white space, moderate font size, and comic-style line drawings. This may just "'nab" some of those reluctant readers (of either gender) and lead to further readings, both fiction and nonfiction.
Can be accessed one criminal at a time, or as a whole. A full read reveals a variety of patterns that can be discussed and
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Kim
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: biography, nonfiction
I loved Bragg’s How They Choked. This one was just okay for me. Sometimes the tone felt entirely too light and irreverent. Many of the people featured here were convicted murderers. The tone of the book didn’t match the content. The illustrations remain spectacular though.
Liz Friend
Oct 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
The story: Spies, art thieves, and pirates--some were excuted and some got away...but at some point, they were all caught! Here are their stories, told by the same author who wrote "How They Croaked". Entertaining historical non-fiction!

The book is non-fiction, so June Cleaver's ratings don't apply. Best for grades 5-up.

Liz's comments: There's not a lot of detail here, but that makes it perfect for the intended audience. The text is snarky and fun to read, and the quirky illustrations add a lot!
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Oct 14, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Eve Tanios
Oct 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I read How They Croaked about 4 years ago for a book trivia competition and ended up absolutely loving it. HTC was witty, slightly sarcastic, yet still factual. (To this day, I still remember disgusting details about Christopher Columbus and his ship that I would much rather forget)

However, Caught! paled in comparison. Yes, there was some humor, and it was certainly still factual, but it just didn't click for me. Maybe I'm just getting older and it's time for me to retire from this series.
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The irreverent tone is perfect for teens, and the short story format is great for reluctant readers.
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Georgia Bragg’s father, mother, and brother are all artists, and Georgia is too. She was a printmaker, a painter, and a storyboard artist before becoming a writer. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children, and two cats.