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Versus: Warriors

Overview

Ten of the greatest warriors of history meet for the first time. From Viking vs. Aztec Warrior and Samurai v. Gladiator to Medieval Knight vs. Zulu, Versus explores who would triuimph and why, if these fiercest warriors were to engage in deadly battle against one another. Data files compare and contrast weaponry, armor, tactics and codes of honor, while eye-catching background scenes of arenas provide historical and cultureal context. With the computer-gamer in mind, designs brings history's warriors into the ...

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Overview

Ten of the greatest warriors of history meet for the first time. From Viking vs. Aztec Warrior and Samurai v. Gladiator to Medieval Knight vs. Zulu, Versus explores who would triuimph and why, if these fiercest warriors were to engage in deadly battle against one another. Data files compare and contrast weaponry, armor, tactics and codes of honor, while eye-catching background scenes of arenas provide historical and cultureal context. With the computer-gamer in mind, designs brings history's warriors into the 21st century and readers will be treated to large, gate folded pages that enhance the expereience of each battle In the end, only one can be crowned history's ultimate warrior. Who will it be?

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Editorial Reviews

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Journal Inquirer

[A] stunning presentation, gripping illustrations and fascinating text filled with historical details.

Yellow Brick Road

The highly-detailed text and illustration. . . will appeal to gamesters, including reluctant readers.

Curled Up With a Good (Kid's) Book

[A] visually impressive collection of words and art.

Boys Read

[A] very cool book.

Publishers Weekly
Who would win in a fight, a knight or a Zulu warrior? This action-filled book—a sort of historical version of Mortal Kombat—aims to find out. Ten warriors, including a Spartan, a male and a female gladiator, and a samurai, are pitted against each other in one-on-one battles. Gatefolds open, revealing digital images of each of the contests. Readers can take part by “choosing” the warriors’ moves and weapons, and can consult sidebars, which advise about food and fighting tactics; additional historical background on the combatants follows, after one is declared the winner. The flashy cyber-inspired graphics and fun premise will likely charge readers’ imaginations. Ages 10–up. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753419168
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 11/10/2009
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,421,828
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Stone is an accomplished illustrator. He has worked on hundreds of book covers, most notable Stephen King’s DARK TOWER series and Terry Brooks’ epic fantasy series SHANNARA. He has produced many commissions in the advertising sector for clients as diverse as General Electric, Sony and Mars.

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