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Cartoon History of the Universe #03: The Cartoon History of the Universe: From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissanceby Larry Gonick
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Nathan Hale, the authorand#8217;s historical namesake, was Americaand#8217;s first spy, a Revolutionary War hero who famously said and#147;I regret that I have but one life to give for my countryand#8221; before being hanged by the British. In the Nathan Haleand#8217;s Hazardous Tales series, author Nathan Hale channels his namesake to present historyand#8217;s roughest, toughest, and craziest stories in the graphic novel format.
One Dead Spy tackles the story of Hale himself, who was an officer and spy for the American rebels during the Revolutionary War. Author Hale highlights the unusual, gruesome, and just plain unbelievable truth of historical Nathan Haleand#151;from his early unlucky days at Yale to his later unlucky days as an officerand#151;and America during the Revolutionary War.
Praise for Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy
"An innovative approach to history that will have young people reading with pleasure."
"Readers interested in American history will enjoy these graphic novels... Comic panels of varying sizes enhance the real-life events and support the storiesand#8217; over-the-top humor... the writing is accessible and entertaining; author Haleand#8217;s style gives readers an insider-y, you-are-there-type scoop."
An irreverent survey in comics spanning world history from the birth of Islam to the Byzantine Empire to the Italian Renaissance.
and#160;The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. Itand#8217;s also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals who sacrificed so much to build new lives in a largely unknown landscape. From the preparation for the journey to each disastrous leg of the trip, this book shows the specific bad decisions that led to the partyand#8217;s predicament in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The graphic novel focuses on the struggles of the Reed family to tell the true story of the catastrophic journey.
This popular topic is a perfect addition to the Nathan Haleand#8217;s Hazardous Tales brand, and a great showcase for Haleand#8217;s storytelling skills.
Praise for Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party
"This informative graphic novel capitalizes on enticingly gross history to great effect, balancing raw facts with strong storytelling."
YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens List 2014
New York Public Libraryand#8217;s list: Childrenand#8217;s Books list: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2014
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-303) and index.
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v. 14. No pictures, please! — v. 15. Diversity — v. 16. The middle of somewhere — v. 17. Dim and dimmer — v. 18. Cross people — v. 19. The pest and the west
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