This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Year 5 Blue B (NC level 4a) non-fiction book… If you’re squeamish, you might want to look away now! This book is all about fighting to stay alive. It describes how people have battled through history to overcome sickness and disease. Sometimes the cures they used were dead weird and sometimes they were just … dead sick. This book is part of the 'Dead' mini-series of books, Dead Gorgeous, Dead Losses, Dead Sick and Dead Adventurous - looking at some of history's greatest characters and events.