World War II: An Interactive History Adventure

World War II: An Interactive History Adventure

by Elizabeth Raum
     
 

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Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what side you're on and what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to survival or to death. In the You Choose Books set, only YOU can CHOOSE which path you take through history. What will it be? Get ready for an adventure...See more details below

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Overview

Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what side you're on and what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to survival or to death. In the You Choose Books set, only YOU can CHOOSE which path you take through history. What will it be? Get ready for an adventure...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Paula K. Zeller
World War II is underway, and you are there in this new title in the "You Choose Books" series. After a brief introduction setting the scene, readers select one of three main paths: joining the forces fighting the Germans in the Netherlands, signing up for the Canadian military, or serving with the American armed forces. An additional fifty seven choices lead to twenty four different endings. The author does not shirk from the realities of war: Many of the choices lead to "your" demise—very often unexpectedly, as in real life. This matter-of-fact, yet, sensitively crafted approach drives home the uncertainties and tragedies citizens and soldiers endured during the war years. The writing is clear and direct, delivering many high-interest period details—for example, this explanation of why U.S. soldiers liked to play poker for chocolate bars: "Army chocolate bars are so hard you have to break them apart with the butt of your gun. You don't mind losing chocolate." The interactive nature of the book is compelling and offers reluctant readers plenty of incentive to persevere. A small quibble is that, after being directed to the appropriate page to continue the thread of the reader's choice, there is no signal that this is indeed the correct page. Able, attentive readers will know immediately, but for others who need additional support, a small header would be helpful. Clear maps and evocative, clearly-captioned photos enhance the text. The final chapter provides an overview of World War II. Back matter includes a timeline, additional points of view to explore, a list of recommended books and websites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Reviewer: Paula K.Zeller

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429623445
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
You Choose: History Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
948,745
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure (2011) and Can You Survive Storm Chasing? (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard.

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