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Whether they're fighting single-handed or shoulder-to-shoulder with others in strict formation, warriors have given their lives to win land, cities, and empires.

From the ferocious ancient Assryians to the fearsome Zulus, Warriorsshowcases these celebrated fighters, highlighting their battles, heroisms, weapons, and tactics. Discover how the fearless Spartans were groomed and trained for war from birth, or how Boudicca, Britain's terrifying warrior queen, rose up in revolt ...

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Overview

Whether they're fighting single-handed or shoulder-to-shoulder with others in strict formation, warriors have given their lives to win land, cities, and empires.

From the ferocious ancient Assryians to the fearsome Zulus, Warriorsshowcases these celebrated fighters, highlighting their battles, heroisms, weapons, and tactics. Discover how the fearless Spartans were groomed and trained for war from birth, or how Boudicca, Britain's terrifying warrior queen, rose up in revolt against the mighty Roman army. Learn about the bloodthirsty Aztecs and their custom of ripping out the hearts of living sacrificial victims, and enter the mysterious realm of the ninja, masters of stealth and sabotage!

Here are the brutal stories of history's legendary warriors. Open thesepages and enter a thrilling and savage world...

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Children's Literature - Jennie DeGenaro
James Harpur has written an unusual, historical book on warriors that begins around 300 B.C. The artwork is outstanding and draws readers to every inset and picture on the pages. Harpur discusses some of the most ferocious and feared warriors of all times. Spartans were great warriors according to accounts. When boys were seven years of age, they started training. To harden them, they were given little food or clothing and taught to endure physical pain. Sickly boys were left on mountain tops to die. Alexander the Great was thought to be the greatest commander in history. Although Harpur wrote this book for young readers, adults will probably want to keep it on the coffee table, both for easy access and to protect its unique features. For example, a set of small cards explaining Ninja tactics is attached. A pop-up Viking book is a replica of the real thing. Another inset is a miniature "Roman Military Manual." Harpur explains tactics used in battle, cruel treatment of prisoners and harsh treatment of villages that were conquered. The author explains weapons used, as well as armor and other bodily protections. For example, the Celts painted their bodies blue and bleached their long hair almost white for the shock effect it would have on their enemies. What better gift for a young person than a copy of this terrific book? Reviewer: Jennie DeGenaro
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416939511
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 7/10/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: NC1120L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 12.00 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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An Interview with James HarpurQ: When did your interest in warriors and fighters begin? A: My interest in warriors began when I was about eight years old. My parents bought me a "knight-in-shining-armor" outfit, consisting of a plastic helmet, breastplate and sword. I would pretend to be one of Richard the Lionheart's soldiers on crusade, lying in ambush in the garden. I also had a wide range of toy plastic soldiers, ranging from Roman legionaries and medieval knights to American Civil War troops and Second War armies. My Irish father fought in the British Army in the Italian Campaign in the Second World War, and I was always fascinated by stories of his experiences. Q: What type of research did you have to do in order to prepare to write this book?A: I had to read a wide range of books to get the right sort of information for Warriors. Because there were so many different types of warrior (from Assyrians to Zulus!), the reading was very diverse, ranging from the Oxford Classical Dictionary to a biography of Genghis Khan. My background in Classics was a great help for the Spartans, Romans, Alexander the Great and the Celts. I have also written on medieval history (including on the Crusades), and this was useful for the chapters on medieval knights, Genghis Khan, and the Vikings. Q: Was this your first time writing for children? How did you modify this complex subject matter to make it appropriate for young readers? A: I have written before for children - on ancient history, pyramids and Celtic mythology, for instance. The challenge for any children's writer tackling a historical subject such as "warriors" is to keep a balance between interesting (and necessary) facts and narrative. Too much of the first and the story gets too overwhelmed. But with too few facts, the narrative can seem too light and insubstantial, and sometimes too fictional. The other important thing is to maximize quirky anecdotes, such as the story about the Spartan boy who hid a fox under his shirt and preferred to let it gnaw his stomach rather than cry out in pain or set it free. Q: What do you think children will enjoy most about this book? A: It's difficult to say exactly what they will like most. For sure I think they will love the sheer drama of the pictures and words. Each spread makes a terrific impact -- you can feel the energy, power and adrenaline vibrating on the page, like electricity. I also think the "special items" give the book an extra dimension. This interactive element is important -- it helps to forge a sort of intimacy between the book and its readers. The Roman Army manual, for example, which sets out tactics and formations, brings to life the idea that wars were fought by ordinary soldiers, who owed their lives to discipline and training. Q: In Warriors, you wrote about 13 different and distinct groups of warriors. Were there any groups that you were not able to include because of a lack of information and/or historical documents? Were there any chapters that were particularly challenging to write and research? A: I was pretty happy with the choice of warriors we made. We really stuck to pre-modern warriors -- as opposed to the likes of the Marine Corps, the SAS, or French Legionnaires. As for groups that were excluded because of a lack of information and/or historical documents -- nothing springs to mind. But one group that I would have liked to have included if there had been more space was the Normans. The Normans were a ferocious people, influential way above their small numbers. The chapter that was most difficult to write was the one on the Ninja. These fighters were cloaked in secrecy right from their inception, and the modern myths about them, perpetuated by popular movies and books, can sometimes be a confusing element to the historical record.

Q: Who is your all-time favorite warrior and why?

A: This is a tricky one. I think the greatest warrior in terms of individual achievement was Alexander the Great, with Genghis Khan a close second. But "favorite" warrior is slightly different. I have soft spots for Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (but who were not within the remit of the book!), and also for King Alfred the Great, the Anglo-Saxon king who, against great odds, fought the Danes to a standstill. But I think my favorite is Richard the Lionheart. This may go back to childhood romantic dreams, but it is also based on the fact that Richard was an astonishingly charismatic soldier. Like Alexander, he did not shirk from the blood and heat of battle -- in fact he relished it. He seems to have had the capacity to inspire those around him, and yet he was also a shrewd tactician. It is said that his great opponent Saladin was so moved by Richard's courage during a battle that when the king's horse was killed from under him Saladin ordered two fresh horses to be taken to him under a flag of truce.This interview is provided by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing and can be reprinted for publication either in full or excerpted as individual questions and answers, as long as they are reprinted in their entirety.
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    Reviewed by Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius" for TeensReadToo.com

    Along the same lines as PIRATES: MOST WANTED, WARRIORS takes us behind-the-scenes to discover the true lives of long-lost warriors of old. <BR/><BR/>This interactive book takes us into the lives of the Assyrians, the Spartans, Alexander and the Macedonians, the Celts, the Romans, Gladiators, the Vikings, the Samurai, the Ninja, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, Medieval Knights, the Aztecs, and the Zulus. <BR/><BR/>What's great about this book, besides the facts and figures, is its ability to truly draw you into the world that it's describing. There are posters, envelopes filled with interesting cards, pop-ups, awesome graphics, and all sorts of fun things that you can spend your time getting lost in. <BR/><BR/>This is the perfect reference book to use as a guide for that pesky book report, or just a good read that you can spend the day exploring in detail. Either way, you're sure to learn something, and how can your parents say no to that?

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