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Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada

Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada

by Colin Hynson
     
 

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Turn the page and take a step back in time!

From the Stories From History series, Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada takes a completely factual look at Queen Elizabeth I, one of the strongest rulers of England and how she courageously defended England against the Spanish Armada. This book is presented in a fast-paced, edgy graphic novel format

Overview

Turn the page and take a step back in time!

From the Stories From History series, Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada takes a completely factual look at Queen Elizabeth I, one of the strongest rulers of England and how she courageously defended England against the Spanish Armada. This book is presented in a fast-paced, edgy graphic novel format including bright, action-packed scenes.

Follow Queen Elizabeth I on her courageous journey. A series of dramatic battles along with expert military skill, England defended itself against the Spanish Armada. Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada is sure to capture any reader’s attention and turn even the most casual reader into a history buff!

Features:

• Full-Color illustrations

• Fact Boxes

• Timeline, glossary, and index

Tales from the past meet modern-day storytelling! Epic battles, secret plots, and brave warriors await readers in the nonfiction Stories From History series. Discover history in a fast-paced format, taking readers right to the action! History has never been this exciting! Check out the other titles in this series!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lynn O'Connell
England's defeat of the Spanish Armada is the focus of this forty-eight-page book. What is most notable about the book is that it is factual and filled with history, yet the information is presented in an eye-catching graphic-novel format. The full-color drawings bring naval history to life for even the most reluctant reader. Elizabeth I, one of the longest reigning rulers of England, is queen as the story opens. Phillip II, king of Spain, wants to convert England to Catholicism by marrying Elizabeth, but she refuses. Instead, Elizabeth asks one of her subjects, Francis Drake, to defeat the Spanish and expand the British Empire. Drake spends 1577-1580, sailing around the world and claiming lands for the British. Later, England sends an army to the Netherlands to attack Spanish invaders there. In retaliation, Spain begins building a large armada of ships to attack England. This fleet, the Spanish Armada, is the largest fleet in the world at the time. The Armada sets sail to attack England in May 1588, sailing from the port in Lisbon, Portugal. The novel includes graphics that show the path of the Armada and the battles that followed. Ultimately, Sir Francis Drake and the British defeat the Armada. The book is in the "Stories from History" series.
Children's Literature - Ginjer L. Clarke
This historical graphic novel aims to make learning more palatable through the comic format but offers plenty of pertinent information, including backgrounds about the historical figures; a contents listing that also includes key words, people, and topics students might be searching for; a timeline of events in Queen Elizabeth's life; interesting Did You Know? facts; and a detailed glossary and index. In addition, a Fast Fact is provided in the bottom right-hand corner of each spread, and occasional maps add to the explanations. The crisp, colorful graphic illustrations show a lot of action and emotion, and the dialogue balloons convey the main points in the relationships of the characters. For example, Elizabeth's independent nature wherein she listened to the counsel of others but made her own bold, contrary decisions, is shown in the first section, and her hard-hearted choice to imprison and then execute her cousin Mary, the Catholic Queen of Scotland, is also featured. The history does jump around quickly and sometimes leaves confusing gaps, but readers should be able to understand and follow the main story, the conflict between Protestant England under Elizabeth I and Catholic Spain under Philip II, culminating in the long battle at sea in 1588 and the Spanish Armada's imperiled trip home.
VOYA - Susan Allen
In a fast-paced and interesting way, Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada relates the story of Queen Elizabeth I, one of the strongest and most willful rulers England has had. The book recounts England's defeat of the Spanish Armada Using expert military skill and determination, through a series of dramatic battles. This title is part of a series that includes the Battle of Gettysburg, Julius Caesar, and Anne Frank. All volumes contain full color illustrations, fact boxes, time lines, glossaries, and indexes. The series covers important people and events throughout world history in a totally factual manner but in an unusual format. The bright, action-packed pages will help bring history to life for the most reluctant students. Select titles or the entire series would be great for the casual or reluctant reader and for the student with a learning difference.
School Library Journal

Gr 5–8
This history of how Elizabeth I came to power skims over the conflict in England between Protestants and Catholics and jumps to the Spanish Armada. Those reading this book with little or no background knowledge will only get a superficial introduction to the period. The illustrations are of fair quality. The vivid colorization doesn't mute difficult scenes like the burning of Protestants at the stake, but it will keep readers turning the pages.
—Esther KellerCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780769646299
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
06/15/2006
Series:
Stories From History Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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