Weapons of World War II

Weapons of World War II

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 authentic and re-created photographs of soldiers and their weapons as described in the text. The authentic photographs are especially striking. Glossary terms are highlighted and defined both on the specific page and in the back of the book for reference. Weapons depicted range from machine guns and grenades to tanks and aircraft. Other new weapons such as the atomic bombs dropped on Japan are also described. Pages titled "Small Arms," "Large Weapons," and "Vehicles" contain individual images of items such as German coastal guns and the U.S. B-17 bomber, breaking up the pages of text. The "Weapons Facts" are interesting, but might have been more aptly named "World War II 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 World War II. Reviewer: Kip Wilson
School Library Journal

Gr 2-4

The titles indicate that these books are descriptions of period weapons, but the texts are a convoluted jumble of sentences that try to describe the action of battle by attaching fragments of weapon information. More can be gained from the photographs than from the choppy, sometimes wordy, texts. Yellow "Weapon Fact" boxes are supposed to give additional information, but one-third of them don't even mention weapons. Some of the full-page vintage photos are grainy. The smaller gallery photos are clearer. There isn't much here except for a few photos that are available elsewhere. These oversimplified books miss the target completely.-Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429619721
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Weapons of War Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG660L (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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