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Special Forces
     

Special Forces

by Ellen Labrecque
 

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Special Forces reveals the stories, people, and equipment behind the world's most dramatic special forces operations. Stunning photographs capture the drama and excitement of the missions, while concluding chapters look at the essential skills required by special forces soldiers and how readers can pursue a career in the special forces.

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Special Forces reveals the stories, people, and equipment behind the world's most dramatic special forces operations. Stunning photographs capture the drama and excitement of the missions, while concluding chapters look at the essential skills required by special forces soldiers and how readers can pursue a career in the special forces.

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Children's Literature - Kris Sauer
Young readers seeking an adrenaline rush will gravitate to this book about some of the most highly-trained members of the military. In one of six books in the "Heroic Jobs" series, Labrecque focuses on the top secret work done by Special Forces operatives around the world. Leading off with a helicopter-based rescue mission, this gives readers a glimpse into the highly-charged, dangerous jobs these soldiers do, including fighting, spying, conducting rescue missions, and disposing of bombs. Speak Forced work in teams called "task forces," and typically conduct their missions in tandem with the leader of the task force team. Explanations of difficult topics are age-appropriate; for example, terrorists are explained to be people who use violence to get what they want. This is not an easy task when discussing topics like reconnaissance, terrorism, or hostage negotiation. Early to mid-level readers will love the fantastic, action-oriented photographs and find the condensed chapters and short sentences easy to tackle. In keeping with the target audience, this nonfiction title concludes with a brief glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Educators or librarians looking to add nonfiction titles in the socials studies will find this title will fly off the shelf during "career" and "community" units. Readers will be thrilled with this easy-to-read book about the people, skills, and equipment needed to conduct dangerous, top-secret missions. Reviewer: Kris Sauer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410943668
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Heroic Jobs Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
846,726
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
NC760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Ellen Labrecque is a freelance writer who lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two kids. She has written over 20 children's books. Previously, she was a Senior Editor at Sports Illustrated Kids Magazine. She loves writing, running, and spending time outside.

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