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Around the World in Eighty Days
Jules Verne, Brian W. Aldiss, Michael Glencross
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
Karen Foxlee
David Price
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
Sam Kean
Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills
Nancy Frey
Engaging the Eye Generation: Visual Literacy Strategies for the K-5 Classroom
Johanna Riddle
Visual Literacy: Learn to See, See to Learn
Lynell Burmark

George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen From Both Sides

George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen From Both Sides - Rosalyn Schanzer Takes a look at both sides of the disagreement between the American colonies and Britain. While the focus is somewhat on George Washington and King George III, all of the major participants are discussed. The text is divided into 17 sections that break the Revolution down into manageable reads. Each section can be anywhere from 1 to 5 pages long depending on the topic. Bright and colorful illustrations surround and complement the text. The people are mostly Caucasian, with only 1 African-American and 1 Native-American depicted in the entire book. Speech balloons house quotes (an appendix lists the sources). Inset maps and organization charts help the reader visualize geography and structure. Chapters on the British and Rebel Forces include illustrations of the different type of military representations that formed the armies. Reference aids include bibliography, quote sources and index. Lack of table of contents makes browsing more difficult.