Grades 4 - 7
Grade level Equivalent: 6
Lexile® Measure: 1040L
Guided Reading: W
- Autobiography and Biography
- Historic Figures
Reading Quiz Programs
About This Book
Some of the biggest names in the past are actually fakes and frauds! Uncover the fabrications in the lives of 12 history-changers, from philosophers to presidents.
Fakes, frauds, and phonies. Sounds like a book filled with criminals and delinquents, doesn't it? Well, it's not. Some of the biggest names in history can be found between these pages, and the light isn't flattering. (We're looking at you, George "I must not tell a lie" Washington.)
Famous Phonies: Legends, Fakes, and Frauds Who Changed History is the first book in a nonfiction middle grade series that will explore the underbelly of history, making you question everything you thought you knew about history's finest. Follow the fake lives of these twelve history-changers to uncover the fabrications of the famous, and the should-be-famous!
Famous Phonies: Confucius • George Washington • Pythagoras • Hiawatha • Gilgamesh • Major William Martin • William Shakespeare • Pope Joan • Homer • Prester John • Huangdi • The Turk