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Corpse Talk  Series

DK and Adam Murphy
Corpse Talk: Groundbreaking Scientists by DK
Corpse Talk: Queens and Kings and other Royal Rotters by Adam Murphy

Corpse Talk  Series : Titles in Order

Book 3
Ever wonder what history’s monarchs would say if you could talk to them? Well wonder no more, as historical monarchs are interviewed from the grave in this hilarious children’s graphic novel

Welcome to Corpse Talk, the chat show with a difference – all of the guests are dead! Your host, Adam Murphy interviews magnificent monarchs throughout history in this hilarious graphic novel and talk-show style book.

Inside the pages of this delightful graphic novel for kids, you’ll discover:

   • Humorous text, in the format of an exchange between the interviewer and interviewee
   • Full-page illustrations offer more detail on the broader cultural and historical context surrounding the monarch’s stories – from the workings of Ramesses II’s empire to the gruesome timeline of Henry VIII’s (mostly) unfortunate brides
   • A diverse selection of rancorous rulers from around the world, from the Sultan Saladin and Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di to Pharaoh Cleopatra and Empress Matilda

Bring history to life! 

Have you heard of Montezuma, the last ruler of the Aztecs? Or wondered why Queen Victoria was not amused? Find out in this exciting graphic novel! Delve into the lives of famous rulers like Cleopatra, Ramesses II, Henry VIII, and Mary Antoinette who all made ructions in their ruling days. Writer Adam Murphy explores the why, the what,  and what were you thinking of these monarchs’ most notorious decisions and behaviors. Just for fun, Adam peppers in a few silly and funny questions to amuse young readers in this hilarious history book for kids.  

Bold and expressive illustrations by Adam and Lisa Murphy bring historical events to life, literally! The humorous text in this kid’s comic book makes learning history fun and entertaining. Whether you’re a fan of these superb sovereigns or just love a good story, this history book will not fail to inspire you and make you laugh.

‘Dig up’ even more fun!

DK’s Corpse Talk series is a hilarious series of graphic novels for kids that delves into the history of dead famous people in the format of questions and answers. Other books in this series include Corpse Talk: Groundbreaking Women and Corpse Talk: Groundbreaking Scientists.
Book 1
Hear the stories of incredible scientists – from their corpses! – in this hilarious children’s graphic novel.

Discover the incredible stories of scientists throughout history in this hilarious graphic novel for kids aged 9 to 12 that brings the dead famous to life.

Welcome to Corpse Talk, the chat show with a difference – all of the guests are dead! Meet your host, comic book artist Adam Murphy, as he interviews eighteen ground-breaking scientists throughout history. Discover what happened to Galileo when he suggested that the Earth goes around the Sun, and why Archimedes jumped out of his bath and ran naked through the streets shouting “Eureka!” This graphic novel answers all your questions about the lives of famous scientists from history and introduces you to some you may not have heard of, such as brilliant dinosaur expert Mary Anning.

Bold and expressive illustrations by Adam and Lisa Murphy bring historical events to life, literally, while humorous text makes learning about history and science fun. Full page illustrations give more detail on the science behind the individual stories, with special features including a map of the Solar System, an illustration of a butterfly’s life cycle, and a diagram showing how your body fights infection. There’s even a fun science experiment that you can try yourself!

Whether you’re a budding scientist or just love a good story, this graphic novel will not fail to inspire and make you laugh.
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