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May 10, 2018 • Page 4 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com The Bookworm ... For Kids ‘They Lost Their Heads!’ Is Compelling ... But Beware “They Lost Their Heads! What Happened to Washington’s Teeth, Einstein’s Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts” by Carlyn Beccia; © 2018, Bloomsbury; 182 pages ——— BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Your neck bone’s connected to your back bone. And that’s a good thing. You want to be the most together person around, in more ways than one. No sense in having your body parts lying scattered when you really need them all in one place. Disconnection could be a problem, as you’ll see in “They Lost Their Heads!” by Carlyn Beccia. So you’ve lost your place in a book before. You’ve lost your thoughts in class. You might’ve lost your glasses or gloves but have you ever lost your arm or leg or worse? Throughout history, it’s happened, and it wasn’t pretty. Take, for instance, George Washington. When he was a young man, Washington was prescribed medicine that was bad for his health and his teeth all fell out. These weren’t baby teeth that would be replaced; they were adult teeth and so he had to have dentures. Legend says that his new teeth were wooden but the truth is much more disgusting. And then there’s Ines de Castro, a beauty who fell in love with the wrong guy. She lost her life but she got the throne anyway, years after her death. Once, there was a time when it was cool to have someone’s skull sitting around in your living room and mistakes were made when putting that noggin back with its rightful owner. Accidents happen, too, just as they did with Phineas Gage, who had an iron rod blasted through his cranium. In this book, you’ll read about odd burials and strangely-used coffins. You’ll learn about the mystery surrounding Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. You’ll see if Vincent Van Gogh really chopped off his own ear. You’ll read about how old hair follicles offer new clues to disease and genetics. Find out why you should be glad you never dined with William Buckland; why people might collect body parts; how vampire killers were basically right in their weird ideas; why bumpy heads were once important indicators of moral character; and how you can gaze today upon the face of a woman who died more than 120 years ago … Before you hand “They Lost Their Heads!” to your teen, there’s one thing you need to do: turn to page 69 and read the footnote at the bottom. The warning is a little late, but heed it if your child has tender feelings and a weak stomach. You’ll be glad you did because, while this book is funny and as lighthearted as the subject can get, it’s not for the squeamish. Instead, author Carlyn Beccia tells page after page of don’t-readthis-before-lunch tales that will gross a right-minded kid out so delightfully well that he’ll absolutely have to come back for more. Skulls, maggots and skeletons rule here, but so do historical events and authentic science. Be mindful that, while they don’t diminish the eeeeeuuuwwww factor, edgier footnotes in this book lean it more toward big-kid readers. So beware, but know that if your 11-to-16-year-old loves that which is gruesome, “They Lost Their Heads!” will make him lose his mind. Sign Up For 4-H Camp Today BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU Extension encourages South Dakota families to consider South Dakota 4-H summer camp options for their youth. "Camp is a fun, safe way for South Dakota's youth to explore new topics and activities in an experiential manner," Katherine Jaeger, SDSU Extension Youth Outdoor Education Field Specialist. In addition to fun, Jaeger said based on feedback from campers and their families, those who attend 4-H camp can benefit from the following: •Appreciate differences amongst people; •Listen and communicate effectively; •Accept responsibility in a community-living setting; and •Apply independent life-skills away from home "These skills that the youth learn or improve on do not stop when they leave camp; rather, youth can transfer these abilities to any group, organization, or team that they are involved with," Jaeger said. Counselor Benefits Campers are not the only youth who benefit from attending camp, Jaeger said feedback from older 4-H members who serve as camp counselors also gain a lot from the experience: •Leadership; •Responsible citizenship; •Contribution; and •Teamwork "The skills learned as a camp counselor make teens a more qualified job applicant, a better team member, and a more confident leaders," Jaeger said. Sign up for 4-H camp today 4-H camps are available for youth 8 to 18. To register for camp, visit the iGrow Events page and look under the 4-H & Youth event category on the left hand side if the screen. Registration deadlines vary. South Dakota Celebrating National Library Week April 8-14 PIERRE, S.D. – April 8-14 is National Library Week, a time to celebrate the ways libraries lead their communities through services, programs and expertise. “The library helps lead local communities by advocating for widespread access to crucial services and lifelong learning,” said state librarian Daria Bossman. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age or economic class who seek information and access to improve their quality of life.” There are more than 500 academic, school, public and special (medical/law/business) libraries in South Dakota. 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Lengths Senate Bill 91 (SB91), when introduced, had 104 sponsors and when approved in its final format in the House Call Tony and the Senate Chambers passed on votes of 64-0 and 34-0 respectively. SDDVA will be working with the National Cemetery Administration to 605-665-3720 • Yankton, SD seek a grant to fund the design and Truck Toppers . nouncing.. An All Natural - Chemical Free Tobacco 3 50 $ 28 $ Packs Cartons 3 50 $ 27 $ Packs Cartons 3 50 $ 25 Cartons Mon - Sat: 8am-6pm; Sunday: 11am - 4pm; Closed Daily 1-1:30 for lunch donating and shopping MAY 10 TH thru MAY 13 TH at Goodwill retail stores, your purchases ring pmerchandise in S find jobs. stores now! NEW ITEMS ADDED DAILY! www.goodwillgreatplains.org All Ads Will Run May 10th, 11th & 12th in the P&D for just $30 30 words and $.20 per word after 30. ONLY ONE ADDRESS ALLOWED IN EACH AD. 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