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All the Dirt

A History of Getting Clean

by Katherine Ashenburg

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personal hygiene, customs, traditions, anthropology
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Cleanliness is next to godliness. At least that was the point of view espoused by John Wesley in 18th century England. But accounts of people bathing go back to the Bronze Age in the Indus Valley. All the Dirt on Getting Clean is a lively, informative exploration of the evolution of keeping clean. Starting with a number of myths about cleanliness, the author quickly establishes how our ideas have changed drastically over time, and how the definition of cleanliness in one part of the world may differ radically from another. There is just enough of a gross factor that the target audience of 9 to 12-year-olds will find the book as entertaining as it is enlightening. Colorful spreads, lots of sidebars, humorous illustrations, and photos make it ideal for browsing as well as reading in depth.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Awards
  • , Red Cedar Non-fiction Award
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Award
  • , Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards nomination
  • , Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Editorial Reviews

“Author Katherine Ashenburg weaves together basic history, biology, philosophy, and chemistry in a cohesive and entertaining read.” —CM Magazine, 01/27/17

— CM Magazine

A recommended title that many students will read with pleasure. Teachers might also use parts in their science, history, social studies, or language arts classes. The final chapters provide useful media literacy information.

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“This fascinating read will be a welcome addition to any home, class or school library.” —Canadian Children’s Book News, 01/01/17

— Canadian Children’s Book News

“Accessible and most enjoyable.” —Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 05/15/17

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“Mesmerizing in its ability to hold readers attention from cover to cover.” —Kid Lit Reviews, 05/11/16

— Kid Lit Reviews

“A recommended title that many students will read with pleasure. Teachers might also use parts in their science, history, social studies, or language arts classes. The final chapters provide useful media literacy information.” —Resource Links, 02/01/17

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