The Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg

by Colin Hynson
     
 

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Turn the page and take a step back in time!

From the Stories From History series, The Battle of Gettysburg takes a completely factual look at this famous, and unforgettable battle of the Civil War. This book is presented in a fast-paced, edgy graphic novel format including bright, action-packed scenes.

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Overview

Turn the page and take a step back in time!

From the Stories From History series, The Battle of Gettysburg takes a completely factual look at this famous, and unforgettable battle of the Civil War. This book is presented in a fast-paced, edgy graphic novel format including bright, action-packed scenes.

Even though the Civil War lasted for another two years, America’s future was sealed by the outcome of those three days in Gettysburg. Gettysburg was a defining moment in the history of America, and this book brings the tale to life! The Battle of Gettysburg 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!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
The Battle of Gettysburg is perhaps one of the most heavily researched aspects of the American Civil War. On July 1 to 3, 1863, the armies of Generals Lee and Meade met near the small Pennsylvania town. There among the fields, ridges, and forests of that landscape more than 150,000 soldiers clashed in a fight that went a long way toward determining the outcome of the Civil War. After the momentous events of Pickett's Charge on the final day of battle the bloodied and battered Confederate Army of Northern Virginia limped back to Virginia. Although the war was to go on for nearly two more years, the ability of the Rebels to seriously threaten the federal capital was broken. Here, in Colin Hynson's graphic novel-like approach to the history of the Gettysburg Battle readers will encounter the events and figures associated with that conflict. In this telling of the Gettysburg story Hynson relies heavily upon his cartoonlike drawings to tell the tale. With relatively sparse historical text Hynson focuses the reader's interest on the colorful cartoon panels that depict soldiers, politicians, and participants in the Gettysburg fight. While the drawings vary in quality, they do serve as guideposts for youngsters unfamiliar with these events. However, periodic errors in the text linked to the uneven quality of the artwork make this a less desirable choice than might otherwise have been the case. Hynson misses the mark by an inch or so although the format does bear promise for the future if refined. Part of the "Stories from History" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780769647074
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
06/29/2006
Series:
Stories From History Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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