Discussion & Signing with Children's Author Sarah Albee - Poison
New York Times bestselling children’s author Sarah Albee will discuss and sign her new book Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines (Crown Books for Young Readers, $17.99) at The Hickory Stick Bookshop on Sunday, October 1st at 2pm.
Science geeks and armchair detectives will soak up this non-lethal, humorous account of the role poisons have played in human history. Perfect for STEM enthusiasts.
For centuries, people have been poisoning one another--changing personal lives and the course of empires alike.
From spurned spouses and rivals, to condemned prisoners like Socrates, to endangered emperors like Alexander the Great, to modern-day leaders like Joseph Stalin and Yasser Arafat, poison has played a starring role in the demise of countless individuals. And those are just the deliberate poisonings. Medical mishaps, greedy "snake oil" salesmen and food contaminants, poisonous Prohibition, and industrial toxins also impacted millions.
Part history, part chemistry, part whodunit, Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines traces the role poisons have played in history from antiquity to the present and shines a ghoulish light on the deadly intersection of human nature . . . and Mother Nature.
“Ideal for readers, including reluctant ones, who delight in the science and scare factor of poisons or grotesque medicine.” – School Library Journal
“[A] frequently ghoulish, occasionally cheeky chronicle…A compelling, entertaining, and informative introduction to a sinister aspect of human history.” –Kirkus
Sarah Albee is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 books for kids, ranging from preschool through middle grade. Recent nonfiction titles have been Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections, Notable Social Studies Trade Books, and winners of Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards. These days she writes primarily nonfiction, and especially loves writing about topics where history and science connect.
Prior to being a full-time writer, Sarah worked at Children’s Television Workshop (producers of Sesame Street) for nine years. She played basketball in college, and then a year of semi-professional women’s basketball in Cairo, Egypt.
She lives in Connecticut with her husband, who is a high school history teacher and administrator, their three kids, and their dog, Rosie.
This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve a signed copy of Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 0525. For further information about this event please visit www.hickorystickbookshop.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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