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.--from the publisher
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
"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
128 pages 978-1419708084 Ages 8-12
Nathan Hale continues his journey through history relying on a bevy of animals, some slapstick humor and the actual facts to entertain while revealing the facts of what really happened. A combination of jokes, statistics, gruesome realities and the horrors of war balanced by costumed animals, this volume brings the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand alive through animals and makes the story interesting and approachable.
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com