Big Bad Ironclad! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #2): A Civil War Tale

by Nathan Hale (Author)

Big Bad Ironclad! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #2): A Civil War Tale

Each of the books in Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales has elements of the strange but true and is presented in an engaging, funny format, highlighting the larger-than-life characters that pop up in real history. Big Bad Ironclad! covers the history of the amazing ironclad steam warships used in the Civil War.

From the ship's inventor, who had a history of blowing things up and only 100 days to complete his project, to the mischievous William Cushing, who pranked his way through the whole war, this book is filled with surprisingly true facts and funny, brave characters that modern readers will easily relate to.

Praise for Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad

"Livelier than the typical history textbook but sillier than the many outstanding works on the Civil War available for young readers, this will appeal to both history buffs and graphic-novel enthusiasts."--Kirkus Reviews

"Readers interested in American history will enjoy these graphic novels... Comic panels of varying sizes enhance the real-life events and support the stories' over-the-top humor... the writing is accessible and entertaining; author Hale's style gives readers an insider-y, you-are-there-type scoop."--Horn Book

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Nathan Hale
Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales. He also illustrated the graphic novel Rapunzel's Revenge, which was an Al's Book Club for Kids selection, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens. He lives in Provo, Utah.
Classification
Nonfiction
ISBN-13
9781419703959
Lexile Measure
280L
Guided Reading Level
0
Publication date
August 20, 2012
Series
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales
Age Range
11 - 17 years
Cybils
Finalist 2012
Black-Eyed Susan Award
Nominee 2015

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