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Caught! : nabbing history's most wanted / Georgia Bragg ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley.

Bragg, Georgia, (author.). O'Malley, Kevin, 1961- (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library J 364.1092 BRA (Text) 33500013138706 New Available -
Crookston Public Library J 364.1092 BRA (Text) 33500013138714 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524767419
  • ISBN: 1524767417
  • ISBN: 9781524767426
  • ISBN: 1524767425
  • Physical Description: 218 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, 2019

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-212) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"A humorous look at how famous people got caught, including Joan of Arc, Blackbeard, Al Capone, and more! From the award-winning team that brought you How They Croaked and How They Choked. Outlaw, assassin, art thief, and spy, these fourteen troublemakers and crooks--including Blackbeard the pirate, Typhoid Mary, and gangster Al Capone--have given the good guys a run for their money throughout the ages. Some were crooked, some were deadly, and some were merely out of line--but they all got Caught! as detailed in this fascinating and funny study of crime, culture, and forensic science. FEATURING HISTORY'S MOST WANTED: Joan of Arc, Sir Walter Raleigh, Caravaggio, Blackbeard, John Wilkes Booth, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Mata Hari, Typhoid Mary, Rasputin, Vincenzo Peruggia (Mona Lisa thief), Bernard Kuehn (Pearl Harbor spy), Anna Anderson (Anastasia impersonator), and Al Capone"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Age: 10-14.
Grade 4 to 6.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2
    *Starred Review* Joan of Arc, Grigory Rasputin, and that guy who stole the Mona Lisa (that would be one Vincenzo Peruggia) may not seem like they have all that much in common. But all were, one way or another, caught. In her eminently readable, tongue-in-cheek style, Bragg (How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous, 2011) profiles, in chronological order, 14 people from history who were famous—or, more often, infamous—for daring or dastardly acts. Some, like Bernard Kuehn, who spied for the Japanese during WWII and helped bring about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, were truly heinous; others, like exotic dancer-turned-sort-of informant Mata Hari, who merely ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time, were just trying to survive. The cheekily line-illustrated book manages to be exceptionally varied: the people profiled here are highwayman, con artists, and painters. Some, like Al Capone and Typhoid Mary, killed (intentionally or otherwise) quite a lot of people before they were locked up; others, like the pirate Blackbeard, killed none at all; and others still, like assassin John Wilkes Booth, were famous for one particular murder. Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves, Bragg says in her introduction, quoting Robert Kennedy, and this volume, highly entertaining and assiduously researched, offers a fascinating glimpse into different periods of history and human nature both. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Georgia Bragg is the author of the award-winning How They Croaked and How They Choked, as well as Matisse on the Loose, a middle-grade novel. Before becoming a writer, Georgia was an artist, printmaker, and script supervisor. She has two grown children. Georgia lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two cats. Visit her at

Kevin O'Malley is the illustrator of How They Croaked and How They Choked, the coauthor and illustrator of the popular Miss Malarkey series, and the author and illustrator of picture books The Perfect Dog, Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude, and the New York Times bestseller Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife. You can follow him on Facebook or visit him at

Subject: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical.
Criminals > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Arrest (Police methods) > History > Juvenile literature.
Arrest > History > Juvenile literature.
Crime > History > Juvenile literature.
Arrest (Police methods)
Genre: Juvenile works.
Informational works.
Illustrated works.

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