A humorous look at how famous people got caught, including Joan of Arc, Blackbeard, Al Capone, and more! From the award-winning team that brought you How They Croaked and How They Choked.
Outlaw, assassin, art thief, and spy, these fourteen troublemakers and crooks--including Blackbeard the pirate, Typhoid Mary, and gangster Al Capone--have given the good guys a run for their money throughout the ages.
Some were crooked, some were deadly, and some were merely out of line--but they all got Caught! as detailed in this fascinating and funny study of crime, culture, and forensic science.
FEATURING HISTORY'S MOST WANTED: Joan of Arc, Sir Walter Raleigh, Caravaggio, Blackbeard, John Wilkes Booth, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Mata Hari, Typhoid Mary, Rasputin, Vincenzo Peruggia (Mona Lisa thief), Bernard Kuehn (Pearl Harbor spy), Anna Anderson (Anastasia impersonator), and Al Capone
About the Author
Georgia Bragg is the author of the award-winning How They Croaked and How They Choked, as well as Matisse on the Loose, a middle-grade novel. Before becoming a writer, Georgia was an artist, printmaker, and script supervisor. She has two grown children. Georgia lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two cats. Visit her at georgiabragg.com.
Kevin O'Malley is the illustrator of How They Croaked and How They Choked, the coauthor and illustrator of the popular Miss Malarkey series, and the author and illustrator of picture books The Perfect Dog, Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude, and the New York Times bestseller Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife. You can follow him on Facebook or visit him at booksbyomalley.com.
“Bragg reins in the humor and delicately balances the facts with a lighthearted but reverent tone that offers historical context and thoughtful perspective.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review
“Highly entertaining and assiduously researched, offers a fascinating glimpse into different periods of history and human nature both.” —Booklist, Starred Review
“Lighthearted and clever writing…. Facts and illustrations abound in this quick read with broad appeal to reluctant readers.” —VOYA