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The 1918 Flu Pandemic

The 1918 Flu Pandemic

by Katherine Krohn, Bob Hall, Keith Williams
     
 
Tells the story of the 1918 outbreak of a mysterious influenza virus that killed millions of people worldwide, making it the deadliest pandemic in history. Written in graphic-novel format.

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Tells the story of the 1918 outbreak of a mysterious influenza virus that killed millions of people worldwide, making it the deadliest pandemic in history. Written in graphic-novel format.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathleen Foucart
The "Disasters in History" series shows historical events in a graphic novel format, pulling in the reader's attention right from the start. Some parents or educators might find the format strange and perhaps a little irreverent for such topics as disasters; however, the information is given in a way that makes it more than just facts on a page to young readers. Instead of trying to process the consequences of the pandemic from several words and a few blurry photographs, in this volume history comes alive in vivid drawings and dialogue between both historical figures and everyday people. This is an excellent way to reach the more reluctant readers. As a basic overview of the flu pandemic that broke out at the end if World War I, this book serves its purpose well, and provides a bibliography in the back along with websites readers can go to for more information. This volume would be an excellent classroom or school library resource for older elementary school or younger middle school students, as well as anyone interested in studying history through this visual format. Reviewer: Kathleen Foucart

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429601580
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Spot It Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
GN700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Katherine Krohn is the author of many books for young readers, including biographies, fiction, and graphic science and history books. Her books on supernatural subjects include Haunted Houses (Capstone Press) and Fortune Telling (Kidhaven Press). Krohn was born in Germany and grew up in the Detroit area. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest, home of many reported bigfoot sightings.

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