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The Most Interesting Book You’ll Ever Read about Blood

by (author) Trudee Romanek

illustrated by Rose Cowles

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2006
General, Biology
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2006
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2006
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Out of print

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 9


In the eighth title in the Mysterious You series, go with the flow and learn all about blood and the circulatory system. Topics include what blood's made from, how it moves around our body, the role of the heart, and how our organs clean our blood.

Discover that over your lifetime your heart will beat roughly 2.5 billion times, that by the time you're an adult your blood vessels will be long enough to reach around the earth --- twice! and that only about 60 people in the whole world have the rare K zero blood type.

About the authors

Trudee Romanek is the award-winning author of a dozen nonfiction books for young readers. Raising the Stakes is her first novel. Trudee lives with her family in Barrie, Ontario. For more information, visit

Trudee Romanek's profile page

Rose Cowles is the illustrator of the award-winning Puppies on Board. She has a big black dog named Rosie. She loves animals and can paint eleven puppies and a dog over and over again so that you can recognize them on every page. "I love painting," she says. "It keeps me happy and that's the best gift I can give to my kids." It's a pretty good gift for everyone else as well! Rose also illustrated The F Team for Orca. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Rose Cowles' profile page


  • Short-listed, Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
  • Commended, Great Book of the Year, Canadian Toy Testing Council
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award
  • Unknown, Best Bets - Top 10 Canadian Children's Books, Ontario Library Association

Editorial Reviews

[E]ye-catching and uncluttered ... a balanced blend of useful facts and intriguing oddities.

Quill & Quire

The physiology is accurate, accessible, and exciting in this lively, browsable volume... Few science books written for this age level are as successful at making such complicated information comprehensible.

Booklist, Starred Review

Librarian Reviews

H Squirt!: The Most Interesting Book You’ll Ever Read about Blood (Mysterious You)

Find out what blood is made from, how it moves around the body, the role of the heart, how organs clean our blood and more.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2007.

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