Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood by Nathan Hale is a great graphic novel about World War 1 that will defini
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood by Nathan Hale is a great graphic novel about World War 1 that will definitely entice you to keep reading more!
The book explains many details of the war, including major events like the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, important developments like trench warfare, and how technology advanced because of the war. In a weird way but very effective way, the writer portrays all the countries’ people and soldiers as different animals (Russia’s people are bears; The United Kingdom’s are bulldogs, America’s are bunnies). He also employs the “ugliness” of the Greek god of war, Ares, (he gets uglier as the war progresses) as a metaphor to describe the worsening conditions of the war. With all these unusual devices, this book keeps readers trapped with its entertaining but educational stories and comics.
This book is safe for kids of all ages to read, with the exception of some adult language in the comments.