Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood: A World War I Tale (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #4)

by Nathan Hale (Author)

Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood: A World War I Tale (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #4)
New York Times Bestseller

World War I set the tone for the 20th century and introduced a new type of warfare: global, mechanical, and brutal. Nathan Hale has gathered some of the most fascinating true-life tales from the war and given them his inimitable Hazardous Tales twist. Easy to understand, funny, informative, and lively, this series is the best way to be introduced to some of the most well-known battles (and little-known secrets) of the infamous war.

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Praise for Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales
"Students bored to death by textbook descriptions of WWI battle maneuvers should be engaged by this entertaining, educational glimpse at world history."
--Booklist

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A mixture of textbook and slapstick, this essential read makes history come alive in a way that is relevant to modern-day life and kids."
--School Library Journal
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Kirkus Reviews

A neatly coherent account with tweaks that allow readers some emotional distance—but not enough to shrug off the war’s devastating cost and world-changing effects.

School Library Journal

Gr 3-7--In the newest addition to this inventive series, Revolutionary War figure Nathan Hale tells the story of World War I with the support of two sidekicks who help shine light on some of the nuances of the historical event. The narrative explores why the war began, each country's role, battle tactics and technology implemented, and the lasting impact of the conflagration. Each country is represented by an animal, bringing to mind Art Spiegelman's iconic Maus (Pantheon, 1986). The facts are well researched and include statistics, as well as direct quotes from historical figures. The drawings are detailed and engaging, and the sparse use of color matches the tone of the tale. Not for the faint of heart, the book doesn't mince the gruesome, tragic reality of the Great War. The format lends itself as an effective presentation through the lens of Hale's sidekicks: a serious soldier who serves to clarify details, and an irreverent executioner who provides some much-needed comic relief. A mixture of textbook and slapstick, this essential read makes history come alive in a way that is relevant to modern-day life and kids.--Jenna Lanterman, formerly at The Calhoun School and Mary McDowell Friends School, New York City

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Nathan Hale
Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series. He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco. Hale lives in Utah, and you can find him online.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781419708084
Lexile Measure
410
Guided Reading Level
20
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publication date
May 20, 2014
Series
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales
BISAC categories
JNF025130 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Military & Wars
JNF062020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | History
Library of Congress categories
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Flicker Tale Children's Book Award
Nominee 2016 - 2016

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