DK Children Corpse Talk: Queens and Kings and other Royal Rotters
DK Children Corpse Talk: Queens and Kings and other Royal Rotters

Corpse Talk: Queens and Kings and other Royal Rotters

By Adam Murphy


Publication Date: April 6, 2021

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

Historical monarchs are interviewed from the grave in this hilarious children’s graphic novel.

Discover the incredible stories of rulers throughout history in this hilarious graphic novel that brings the dead famous to life.

Welcome to Corpse Talk, the talk show with a difference—all of the guests are dead! Meet your host, comic book artist Adam Murphy, as he interviews eighteen magnificent monarchs throughout history. Have you heard of Moctezuma, the last ruler of the Aztecs? Or wondered why Queen Victoria was not amused? This graphic novel answers all of your questions about the lives of these infamous leaders, from the struggles they overcame for their countries to their personal challenges.

Bold and expressive illustrations by Adam and Lisa Murphy bring historical events to life, literally, while humorous text makes learning history fun. Full page illustrations give more detail on the bigger picture behind the kings and queens’ stories, with special features on the Battle of Hastings in 1066, an overview of the workings of Ramesses II’s empire, and a gruesome timeline of Henry VIII’s (mostly) unfortunate brides. Whether you’re a fan of these superb sovereigns or just love a good story, this graphic novel will not fail to inspire you and make you laugh.

About the Author

Adam Murphy has been writing and drawing comics for The Phoenix, a weekly kids’ magazine in the UK, since 2012. He co-created the comics series CorpseTalk with his wife, Lisa Murphy. Their other comics series, Lost Tales, has been nominated for a Blue Peter Book Award, and was the winner of the British Comics Awards Young People’s category in 2016. Adam and Lisa’s first book, Corpse Talk: Season 1, was published by David Fickling Books in 2014.

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 128 pages

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9780744027662

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