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Title:
Big bad ironclad! : a Civil War steamship showdown
Author(s):
Hale, Nathan, 1976-
ISBN/ISSN:
9781419703959

1419703951
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Physical Description:
118 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm.
Series:
Nathan Hale's hazardous tales

Nathan Hale's hazardous tales.
General Note:
Map on endpapers.
Reading Level:
GN 280 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 2.3 1.0 152445.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Lexile Number:
GN 280 Lexile.
Subject Term:
Pub Date:
Amulet Books, 2012.
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Summary

Summary

Each of the books in Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales has elements of the strange but true and is presented in an engaging, funny format, highlighting the larger-than-life characters that pop up in real history. Big Bad Ironclad! covers the history of the amazing ironclad steam warships used in the Civil War.
From the ship's inventor, who had a history of blowing things up and only 100 days to complete his project, to the mischievous William Cushing, who pranked his way through the whole war, this book is filled with surprisingly true facts and funny, brave characters that modern readers will easily relate to.

Praise for Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad
"Livelier than the typical history textbook but sillier than the many outstanding works on the Civil War available for young readers, this will appeal to both history buffs and graphic-novel enthusiasts."
-- Kirkus Reviews

"Readers interested in American history will enjoy these graphic novels... Comic panels of varying sizes enhance the real-life events and support the stories' over-the-top humor... the writing is accessible and entertaining; author Hale's style gives readers an insider-y, you-are-there-type scoop."
-- Horn Book

Award:
New York Public Library's Children's Books 2012: 100 Books for Reading and Sharing list


Author Notes

Nathan Hale is the illustrator of the graphic novel Rapunzel's Revenge , which was an Al Roker Book Club for Kids selection, an ALA Notable Book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens and earned three starred reviews. He is also the illustrator of several picture books. He lives in Provo, Utah, with his wife and their two children.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-8-One Dead Spy begins as Nathan Hale is about to be hanged. He was not a very good spy. But in the hands of Nathan Hale, the present-day graphic novelist, he makes an excellent narrator. American history is hilarious in these lively, rigorously researched, visually engaging stories. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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