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GUTS & GLORY: WORLD WAR II

GUTS & GLORY: WORLD WAR II

Fall 2016 Audio Book
Ages: 8 - 12 yrs.
Producer: Hachette Audio
CD Price: $19.98
Review:

This is Ben Thompson third history book about war for young readers, and it's clear he has a knack for research as well as love for his subject matter. He uses a combination of anecdotes, descriptive passages, profiles and newsreel-like devices to tell this non-fiction thriller, in real-time, about World War II. He also uses fun, informal language to appeal to his young audience.

Detailed descriptions of various equipment used during the war - tanks, planes, ships - are sprinkled between chapters, and the character descriptions of lesser-known heroes are all interesting.

Entertaining, educational, and packed with fascinating details, this is a riveting historical account for tween readers, and narrated exceptionally well.

Teresa DiFalco   ©2016 Parents' Choice
Teresa DiFalco is an award-winning ghostwriter, writer, and mother in Vancouver, Washington. She's been a contributing editor for Parents' Choice for over ten years. She's a strong speller, a menace at badminton, and makes a decent soufflé.


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