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Stories From History - Set of 11 Graphic Novels
Stories From History - Set of 10 Graphic Novels


 
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Grade Levels: 3rd-8th

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Now Expanded to Include 11 Titles!

Tales from the past meet modern-day storytelling! Epic battles, secret plots, and brave warriors await readers in the nonfiction Stories From History Graphic Novel series. Discover history in a fast-paced format, taking readers right to the action! History has never been this exciting!

Series Includes:
  • Pizarro and the Incas
  • The Life of Anne Frank
  • The Building of the Great Pyramid
  • The Life of Julius Caesar
  • The Life of Christopher Columbus
  • The Race to the South Pole
  • Gladiators and the Story of the Colosseum
  • The Life of Alexander the Great
  • Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada
  • The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci

  • The Discovery of T. Rex

    Please note: Page 13 of Gladiators and the Story of the Colosseum and page 26 of The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci may need a touch of white-out depending on your family's modesty standards. Also, The Discovery of T. Rex is not written from a young-earth perspective so it does make statements such as, "This huge beast lived 85-65 million years ago..." A touch of white out and/or some clarifying discussion can easily rectify that!
  • Full-Color illustrations
  • Fact Boxes
  • Timeline, glossary, and index

    Manufacturer's Information
    Pages: 48 pages in each title
    Binding: Paperback
    Copyright: 2006
    Printed In: China


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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 13 Write a review.

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    Graphic Novels...I mean Historical Graphic Novels January 4, 2012
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
    I must admit that sometimes I don’t have time to preview what we are going to read. However, due to Timberdoodle’s note, I knew about questionable content ahead of time.

    I don’t subscribe to the belief that my children should only be exposed to Christian books. Our world isn’t “Christian.” As a home educator of my children, it is my job to prepare my children to think with a Christian worldview in a secular world. They need to learn how to look at history, events, interactions with people, etc. in the context of how these situations fit into the grand scheme of the drama God has put us here on earth to partner with Him.

    These books provided an avenue to discuss slavery, fighting, battle, the quest for power, art, compassion, perseverance, and endurance, to name a few. We thought about how we would react in the situations we read about.

    Besides the history we have learned about in our Bible reading and snippets from our FIAR books, the Graphic Novels were the boys first encounter with a book dedicated to discussing and teaching history.

    My 3 and 5 year old sat enraptured on watching human nature unfold before them. It really was a privilege to be a part of this learning experience and interaction with my boys as their view of the world grew.

    I would recommend this set of books definitely for the age level suggested, grades 3rd-8th. These would be especially beneficial to a young lad who struggled with the typical textbook approach to learning about historical events. If you have children who enjoy snuggling up on the couch for a good read . . . these books are applicable to a younger generation, but you may have to modify the content. Be prepared for questions. There is nothing wrong with questions. Who better to answer them then you?!

    Read the rest of this review at http://www.granolamom4god.com/2009/12/graphic-novels-i-mean-historical.html

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    Terrific for a reluctant reader October 10, 2011
    Reviewer: Susan Simpson from Harrington, DE United States  
    I purchased this set for a 5th grade boy I had been tutoring who was a reluctant reader.  He immediately charged into the first book, and I was pleased that he did read the text and not just look at the pictures.  I am hesitant to recommend graphic novels because I am afraid they condition children to rely on pictures for understanding more than on reading for meaning; however, in the case of Stories From History, these books provided a pleasant learning experience for a reluctant reader.

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    Great Secular Introduction to History February 15, 2011
    Reviewer: Jennifer Koehler from Peoria, AZ United States  
    Visually interesting and filled with information, these do a good job of providing an overview of historical events. Consistent with their secular source, they do not seek to glorify God for the people who were motivated by their Christian faith. On the other hand, I didn't sense a demonizing of some people who have been attacked in revisionist historical books (like Columbus). There is some violence, but given the violent topics covered, I thought it was minimal and not in any way gratuitous (there is one severed head in Julius Caesar). De Vinci had one "naked" corpse that was grayed out and nondescript.  I have found it impossible to honestly teach world history if I gloss over its violent past, but so long as it is not gratuitous or perverse, we would be misrepresenting history to omit it. I simply remind my children that, apart from a life lived for God, people become hateful, violent, and cruel.

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    a sure winner, everyone love them! December 23, 2010
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Bainbridge, NY United States  
    Because comics are so easy to read, I found these a real hit with both those who love to read and those who are slower at reading. We found them mostly accurate. With lots of historic facts that we want them to remember. A great way of reinforcing and supplementing history!

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    Caution December 15, 2010
    Reviewer: Ladonna Colton from Wilton, CA United States  
    I ordered these because of the great price and great reviews. My children LOVE to read and were initially very excited to see the books. Upon closer look I wasn't that excited by all the violence portrayed in them. There is just a lot of blood guts and gore in many of them. I am not sure I want those images imprinted on their minds. They are not BAD books---just be careful. Take a close look before you hand them off to your younger children.

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