Winner of the Magnolia Award
HP Newquist takes young readers on an engaging tour of the world of blood, from
ancient history to modern science—with an occasional trip to the very strange side of
the most important tissue in our bodies. Oddly enough, scientists began to understand
this fascinating fluid only within the past one hundred years and how its microscopic
components nourish the entire body.
Whether the tales of vampires, medieval medical practices, and Mayan sacrificial
rites captivate or terrify, this comprehensive investigation into blood’s past and present
will surely enthrall. And if this account is a little bloodcurdling, well, that’s half the
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Newquist expands considerably on the premise that “[t]here is more to blood than that it’s red and kind of gross” without neglecting to keep the “kind of gross” parts in view.May 09 2012 | Read Full Review of The Book of Blood: From Legen...
âBlood looks too simple to be so important: just a bright splash of liquid that seems as if it isnât much different from paint or fruit juice or cherry-colored water.â In 11 concise chapters, Newquist (Here There Be Monsters) demystifies one of the most elemental and (literally) vital compo...Jun 18 2012 | Read Full Review of The Book of Blood: From Legen...
Think about red blood, yellow blood, blue blood (not in royalty), the prime colors which which make up the blood of different animals.Sep 11 2012 | Read Full Review of The Book of Blood: From Legen...
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