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The Grimy, Gross Unusual History of the Toilet
This title covers these subjects: Sewerage., Sewage disposal., Toilets.
The Grimy, Gross Unusual History of the Toilet
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The Grimy, Gross Unusual History of the Toilet

They have witnessed the birth and death of kings and have risen and crumbled alongside empires. What are they? Toilets! Over the years, the toilet has been given several names, including privy, loo, and outhouse, to name a few. But no matter what they're called, we all use them for the same thing. From ancient cesspits to the talking toilets of tomorrow, get the full scoop on this marvelous invention and how its gross, grimy past has given us a brighter, cleaner future.

Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 5-9
Lexile LevelIG840L
ATOS Level5.6
AR Points1
AR Quiz #145522
Early Intervention Level27
Text TypeInformational Text
PublisherCapstone Press
Page Dimensions6" x 9"
Page Count48
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $32.65 School/Library Price

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Book Pushin Cats blog, Tri State Young Adult Review Committee - Linda McNeil

"The content was nicely chosen for young readers. It contained information that was interesting and not commonly found in other books on this topic." - Book Pushin Cats blog, Tri State Young Adult Review Committee

March 31, 2012


Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

2011 Young Adult Top Forty Nonfiction Title

April 1, 2012

Nel Yomtov

Nel Yomtov

The career path of Nel Yomtov has taken him from the halls of Marvel Comics, as an editor, writer, and colorist, to the world of toy development. He then became editorial and art director at a children’s nonfiction book publisher, and now Nel is a writer and editor of books, websites, and comics for children. A harmonica-honking blues enthusiast, Nel lives in New York with his wife, Nancy. They have a son, Jess.

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