Strange but True: 10 of the world's greatest mysteries explained (Hardcover)

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By Kathryn Hulick, Gordy Wright (Illustrator)
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Description


Prepare to have your mind blown! As you explore ten of the world's greatest unsolved mysteries, you'll witness a UFO encounter, search for the lost city of Atlantis, tour a haunted house, and discover the kraken's true form. Along the way, you'll use the scientific method and sharp thinking to separate fact from fiction and explain the unexplainable.

Learn how sightings of flying saucers and stories of alien abductions can be explained by sleep paralysis, false memories, and hypnosis. Find out what pareidolia is and how this psychological phenomenon may explain some ghost sightings. Explore possible real locations for the lost city of Atlantis. Beautiful, haunting illustrations set the mood and spark the imagination.

Discover the fascinating truth surrounding these mysteries and legends:
  • Alien abductions, including the Roswell incident
  • Psychics
  • Mysterious disappearances, including plane MH370
  • Zombies
  • Ancient aliens, including the Nazca Lines
  • Curses, including King Tut's tomb
  • Monsters of the Deep, including Nessie the Loch Ness monster
  • The search for Atlantis
  • Ghosts and haunted mansions
  • Bigfoot

About the Author


Kathryn Hulick is a freelance writer, editor and former Peace Corps volunteer. She writes regularly for Science News for Students and Muse magazine. She has also published numerous nonfiction books on topics such as video games, artificial intelligence, energy technology and dinosaurs. Hulick’s favorite part of writing about science is getting to speak with researchers in many different fields. Once, she spoke with an expert on parallel universes while he was shoveling snow from his driveway. Another time, she called a biologist who was out in the field in Africa, watching a herd of elephants. In addition to writing, she enjoys hiking, gardening, painting and reading. Hulick lives in Massachusetts with her husband, son and dog.

Gordy Wright is an illustrator and printmaker. He creates textured artwork using a variety of traditional techniques, throughout which he likes to evoke a sense of nature and weave a narrative. He lives and works in Bristol, UK. 

Praise For…


“Science rules the day, but “at the same time, keep an open mind”: wise words
- Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9781786037848
ISBN-10: 178603784X
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication Date: October 2019
Pages: 128