The Prophecies of Nostradamus
Author: Ryan Nagelhout
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Reviewer: Denise Z.
Summary: The prophecies of sixteenth-century French astrologer Nostradamus still resonate in our world. Many of his predictions have seemed to correlate with major world events. There are more predictions that may yet come to pass. However, there's much controversy surrounding Nostradamus's complicated writings. His use of anagrams and multiple languages make some doubt whether today's translations are even accurate. Believers and nonbelievers both will be fascinated at this look at the mysterious man's life in plague-infested France as well as his most famous predictions. Readers will be able to decide for themselves whether they believe in the mystical powers of Nostradamus.
Review: This is a great book for a biography assignment or simply learning about an interesting person in history. Any reader who is interested in prophecies and psychic predictions would appreciate knowing more about Nostradamus. I found it interesting to hear more about his predictions and this book cautions that it is up to the reader to believe or not believe in his predictions. Other pieces of history, like Hitler and walking on the moon, are introduced as true prophesies Nostradamus might of made. Pictures and scattered facts make this book very kid-friendly and the element of mystery in Nostradamus’ predictions make this topic thought-provoking and fun.