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Great Battles for Boys : WWII Pacific
by Joe Giorello




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"A terrific, engaging read..." Amazon Top-500 reviewer

Does your son play video games for hours but dreads reading? Does he think history is just a bunch of boring old facts? What if you could give him the excitement of screen time and at the same time spark his love of reading and history?

Now you can, with these exciting tales of World War II written especially for reluctant readers.

In his highly acclaimed middle-school class "Great Battles for Boys," author Joe Giorello has ignited a love of military history in hundreds of boys. Now with this engaging non-fiction book written specifically for boys ages 8-14, your son can experience that same thrilling adventure in learning.

Great Battles for Boys takes young readers to the front lines of history's most important fights. In this episode of the best-selling history series, the story opens with the Flying Tigers, those wild American soldiers fighting Japan before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After the deadly surprise attack on Hawaii, the battles storm across the Pacific in the lethal "island hopping" military strategy that brought Victory Over Japan.

  • How did the Battle of Wake Island turn into "The Alamo of the Pacific"?
  • Who figured out the first fighter planes take off from ships in the middle of the ocean?
  • Why was the Doolittle Raid considered a suicide mission?
  • How did the young American men survive while fighting on strange and hostile islands such as Guadalcanal, Saipan, and Iwo Jima?

Each chapter of the book features dramatic true stories with historic photos, maps, and other awe-inspiring images. Written specifically for boys, with short chapters that get right to the fight, this book is sure to capture the attention of even the most reluctant readers.

"In Volume II of Great Battles, author Joe Giorello paints a vivid picture of events in WW II's Pacific Theater in a way that can make readers forget they aren't listening to first-hand accounts of the action. Combining his uniquely conversational style with myriad historical facts, plenty of interesting photos, and lots of fascinating, little-known anecdotes, Joe takes readers 'behind the scenes' and helps them to experience this vitally important chapter in our Nation's history. From the dark days following Pearl Harbor to victory ratified aboard the USS Missouri, Giorello covers it all - and never fails to capture the incredible sacrifice, unbelievable courage, and selfless service of America's bravest and finest. A great book with superb additional resources; I give it a 'must read ' -- The Reverend Charles F. Reynolds Chief Warrant Officer 3, USMC, Ret.

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Overview

"A terrific, engaging read..." Amazon Top-500 reviewer

Does your son play video games for hours but dreads reading? Does he think history is just a bunch of boring old facts? What if you could give him the excitement of screen time and at the same time spark his love of reading and history?

Now you can, with these exciting tales of World War II written especially for reluctant readers.

In his highly acclaimed middle-school class "Great Battles for Boys," author Joe Giorello has ignited a love of military history in hundreds of boys. Now with this engaging non-fiction book written specifically for boys ages 8-14, your son can experience that same thrilling adventure in learning.

Great Battles for Boys takes young readers to the front lines of history's most important fights. In this episode of the best-selling history series, the story opens with the Flying Tigers, those wild American soldiers fighting Japan before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After the deadly surprise attack on Hawaii, the battles storm across the Pacific in the lethal "island hopping" military strategy that brought Victory Over Japan.

  • How did the Battle of Wake Island turn into "The Alamo of the Pacific"?
  • Who figured out the first fighter planes take off from ships in the middle of the ocean?
  • Why was the Doolittle Raid considered a suicide mission?
  • How did the young American men survive while fighting on strange and hostile islands such as Guadalcanal, Saipan, and Iwo Jima?

Each chapter of the book features dramatic true stories with historic photos, maps, and other awe-inspiring images. Written specifically for boys, with short chapters that get right to the fight, this book is sure to capture the attention of even the most reluctant readers.

"In Volume II of Great Battles, author Joe Giorello paints a vivid picture of events in WW II's Pacific Theater in a way that can make readers forget they aren't listening to first-hand accounts of the action. Combining his uniquely conversational style with myriad historical facts, plenty of interesting photos, and lots of fascinating, little-known anecdotes, Joe takes readers 'behind the scenes' and helps them to experience this vitally important chapter in our Nation's history. From the dark days following Pearl Harbor to victory ratified aboard the USS Missouri, Giorello covers it all - and never fails to capture the incredible sacrifice, unbelievable courage, and selfless service of America's bravest and finest. A great book with superb additional resources; I give it a 'must read ' -- The Reverend Charles F. Reynolds Chief Warrant Officer 3, USMC, Ret.


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781947076099
  • ISBN-10: 1947076094
  • Publisher: Rolling Wheelhouse Publishing
  • Publish Date: November 2018
  • Page Count: 172
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.44 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.88 pounds

Series: Great Battles for Boys #2

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