Weapons of the Revolutionary War

Weapons of the Revolutionary War

by Matt Doeden
     
 

From basic infantry weapons to large artillery, weapons are what make battles so explosive. Discover the tools of combat involved in some of the most important wars in history.

Overview

From basic infantry weapons to large artillery, weapons are what make battles so explosive. Discover the tools of combat involved in some of the most important wars in history.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kip Wilson
One in the "Weapons of War" series produced by Capstone Press, this book engages struggling readers with layouts that jump off the page. Each spread comes to life with low-level text, "Weapon Facts," and colorful images. Images in this book include both artwork depicting soldiers from both sides of the Revolutionary War and photographs of weapons described in the text. Glossary terms are highlighted and defined both on the specific page and in the back of the book for reference. Weapons depicted range from muskets and rifles to bayonets and cannons. More massive weapons such as earthworks and defensive forts are also described. Two-page spreads titled "Personal Weapons and Ammunition" and "Artillery and Ammunition" contain individual images of items such as cavalry swords and howitzers, breaking up the pages of text. The "Weapons Facts" are interesting, but might have been more aptly named "Revolutionary War Facts," since some do not pertain specifically to weapons. In any case, this book is thoroughly enjoyable and should be of great interest to those wanting to read about the weapons of the Revolutionary War. Reviewer: Kip Wilson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429619707
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Weapons of War Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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Meet the Author

Matt Doeden is a freelance author and editor from Minnesota. He’s written numerous children’s books on sports, music, current events, the military, extreme survival, and much more. His books Sandy Koufax (Twenty-First Century Books, 2006) and Tom Brady: Unlikely Champion (Twenty-First Century Books, 2011) were Junior Library Guild selections. Doeden began his career as a sports writer before turning to publishing. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children.

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