How Underwear Got Under There: A Brief History

How Underwear Got Under There: A Brief History

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I see London, I see s a book about underpants!
Did you know that warriors at the time of Genghis Khan invented arrow-resistant silk underwear? Or that the recommended age to begin wearing a corset in the late 1800s was four years old? Or that King Tut had a particular fondness for underwear? He was buried with 145 pairs!
This lively text consists of ten chapters on various aspects of underwear, including the social and historical ramifications of different undergarments and their development for warmth, support, protection, cleanliness, and status. Regan Dunnick s clever illustrations and Kathy Shaskan's accessible text is giggle-worthy, page-turning, and well-researched. From boxers to bustles to briefs, from history to humor, from support to society, the story of underwear is the story of humanity itself.
Most highly recommended. "Children s Literature"
Certain to keep young readers in, so to speak, stitches. "Kirkus Reviews""
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 8mm | 80g
  • Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
  • Penguin Books India
  • New Delhi, India
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black and white illustrations
  • 0147514487
  • 9780147514486
  • 1,522,583

About Kathy Shaskan

Kathy Shaskan is a writer whose daughter, Noel, inspired this book. When she was little, Noel loved to hear funny facts about serious school subjects. Watching her daughter giggle her way through a book on gross science, Kathy decided to write a laugh-out-loud book on history.
Regan Dunnick is an internationally known illustrator whose work has appeared in exhibitions and in children s books."
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Review quote

"I could see even high school students reading this volume with glee and enjoying the huge amount of information wedged into it.... Most highly recommended."--Children's Literature
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27 ratings
3.22 out of 5 stars
5 4% (1)
4 33% (9)
3 52% (14)
2 4% (1)
1 7% (2)
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