The Resource Big bad ironclad! : a Civil War steamship showdown, text and illustrations, Nathan Hale

Big bad ironclad! : a Civil War steamship showdown, text and illustrations, Nathan Hale

Label
Big bad ironclad! : a Civil War steamship showdown
Title
Big bad ironclad!
Title remainder
a Civil War steamship showdown
Statement of responsibility
text and illustrations, Nathan Hale
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Publisher's web site
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Review
Travel with Nathan Hale back to 1861 for the famous Civil War battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, the war's first ironclad ships. Unless readers have read Hale's One Dead Spy (2012) first, they may well wonder why the famous spy Nathan Hale, hanged for espionage in 1776, is telling this future story of naval warfare during the Civil War. It turns out that Nathan Hale--the spy, not the author--was standing at the gallows when he was swallowed by a giant book of American history. He lives to tell about it and, presumably, other tales of America for future volumes of Hazardous Tales. This volume, completed prior to One Dead Spy, is a wild ride of a graphic novel, featuring not only Nathan Hale, but his hangman, a fox representing Gustavus Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and the various participants in the battle. Sketched, inked and colored in Photoshop, the two-color, frenetic volume succeeds in presenting the chaos of war. The backmatter is notable for its informative biographies of key players, a timeline, and a small but well-selected bibliography. 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. (Graphic historical fiction. 8-12)(Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2012)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10146474
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hale, Nathan
Dewey number
973.7/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • GN280L
  • Decoding demand: 85 (very high)
  • Semantic demand: 99 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 46 (medium)
  • Structure demand: 85 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
  • MG
  • 6-8
  • MG
  • 6-8
  • MG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
  • comics graphic novels
  • bibliography
Reading level
  • 2.3
  • 2.7
  • 2.3
  • 2.7
  • 2.3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Nathan Hale's hazardous tales
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • Merrimack (Frigate)
  • Merrimack (Frigate)
  • Monitor (Ironclad)
  • Monitor (Ironclad)
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • Merrimack (Frigate)
  • Monitor (Ironclad)
  • United States
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Graphic novels
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • Military operations, Naval
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Big bad ironclad! : a Civil War steamship showdown, text and illustrations, Nathan Hale
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
903489
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
118 pages
Isbn
9781419703959
Lccn
2012947181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations, color maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781419703959
  • (OCoLC)781677482
Label
Big bad ironclad! : a Civil War steamship showdown, text and illustrations, Nathan Hale
Publication
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
903489
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
118 pages
Isbn
9781419703959
Lccn
2012947181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations, color maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781419703959
  • (OCoLC)781677482

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