Paul Mason - The Fact or Fiction Behind Urban Myths - Hachette Children's Group

The Fact or Fiction Behind Urban Myths

By Paul Mason

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  • £5.99

Truth or Busted explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know about popular everyday topics!

Truth or Busted's Urban Myths title explores popular myths and legends, sayings and notions in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'You can get sucked down an aeroplane loo!' or 'Your fingernails keep growing after you die!' are examined, as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply myths. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.

Biographical Notes

Paul Mason's interest in writing stems from his childhood when he won the Scripture Prize in his last year at Primary School. He now is an experienced freelance writer and editor of a variety of children's information books, with subjects including extreme sports, geography and travel. He has a degree in anthropology, has worked in Turkey and taught English as a foreign language. Paul is a keen sportsman and particularly enjoys surfing, mountain biking and snowboarding.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780750279154
  • Publication date: 09 Jan 2014
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Wayland
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