Horrible Science: Painful Poison

Are you ready for a deadly dose of excitement? Painful Poison will petrify you! It’s bubbling with killer substances that are strictly NOT for the nervous – and will have all kinds of evil effects on you. Vicious, venomous beasties. Scary snakes. Cruel chemicals. Gruesome gases. You’ll need guts to take it in!

Read on if you dare to discover:

  • how to turn your brother or sister into a zombie slave
  • the horrifying secret of the vile vomit goblet
  • which toxin is so fatal that just one teaspoonful could kill 1.2 billion people
  • which awesome antidotes can save you (sometimes!)
  • which gases were used as wicked weapons of war
  • how sinister strychnine makes you die laughing
  • which poisons you munch on every day

Swallow a yummy spoonful of Painful Poison. You’ll be dying to learn more!

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Recent reviews

  • good book, more for over 10’s as its quite complex

    8 March 2013

  • This is a really interesting book, it tells you about loads of different poisons and where they’re found and cases involving them. I enjoyed reading this book for ages 10+

    6 March 2012

  • okay

    Painful Poison is a okay book. But there are some good laughs in this book, but on the other hand I’d say it’s not as good as Horrible Histories.

    7 August 2010

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Authors

  • Nick Arnold

    Nick Arnold has been writing for Scholastic for ten years, clocking up over 20 titles in the HORRIBLE SCIENCE series. Nick lives in Devon.

    Awards

    Nick Arnold has won three Aventis Science Prizes for the Horrible Science series, for Blood, Bones and Body Bits, Ugly Bugs and Really Rotten Experiments, and won the 2013 Best Book with Facts at the Blue Peter Book Awards.

  • Tony de saulles t 151

    Tony De Saulles

    Tony De Saulles trained in graphic design, but since illustrating the Horrible Science series, has been concentrating on his illustrative style. Tony lives in Cheltenham.

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