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It's True! Your bones are stronger than concrete (26)

Diana Lawrenson , illustrated by Geoff Kelly    
Format: Paperback - B format
Pages: 96

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It's True! Your bones are stronger than concrete (26)

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This twenty-sixth book in the fantastic It's True! series takes a squiz at skeletons large and small - what bones are for, how they grow and repair themselves, what happens to them when we die.

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Pssst! It's true! This is the best book on bones you'll ever read!

Did you know that Santa Claus once punched a bishop? Have you heard of weaver's bottom and housemaid's knee? What's an ossuary?

Bone up on bunions, explore X-rays, find your femur. Knuckle down to the facts on people who picnic in graveyards. Discover how experts find murder clues in dry bones, and why we can't wag our tails.

Seek out the secrets of skulls and skeletons


Diana Lawrenson has written several award winning non-fiction books for kids. She trained as a nurse and a midwife and lived for a while in the Solomon Islands where she had adventures with cyclones, earthquakes and crocodiles. She is the author of Inside the Australian Ballet and Guide Dogs: From Puppies to Partners , as well as a previous It's True! book, Your hair grows 15 kilometres a year .

ISBN: 9781741147322
Australian Pub.: June 2007
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A & U Children
Subject: Children's non fiction
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Suitable for ages: 8-12
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