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Conquering England
ISBN: 9781429619400
Author: Davis, Barbara
Publisher: Edge Books
Published: August 2008
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Binding Type: Library Binding
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Annotation: Describes events before, during, and after the Battle of Hastings, including key players, weapons, and battle tactics.
Additional Information
Target Grade: 4-6
Grade level: 4-6
Physical Information: 0.30" H x 9.10" L x 7.20" W
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Non-Fiction, Middle School, History, $1 Books!
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2008 November)

Gr 3-5–Whereas the "Queens and Princesses" series mainly targets female readers, "Bloodiest Battles" is designed to engage boys of the same age. Many of the images are set against a background of medical gauze, much of it stained with blood. Tinting of the historic photographs–men and weapons typically appear in red against the black-and-white background–serves both to highlight the action and to downplay the brutality, though a close look reveals details that the more squeamish might prefer not to notice, and the images can be confusing. Excellent maps depict the countries involved and the progress of the battles. The texts in most cases oversimplify complex struggles, particularly in Antietam, where the implication is that the Civil War was fought wholly over slavery. Iwo Jima glosses over weeks of battle, skipping from the capture of Mount Suribachi to the island being secured, and neglects to feature an image of the pillboxes from which the Japanese shot. The books will therefore work best as introductions to the conflicts.

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