This vibrantly colored, informative graphic novel from the Stories from History series offers a glimpse into Elizabeth I's reign during her tribulations with the Spanish empire. The book introduces the historical figures with a pictorial cast page, then progresses chronologically from Elizabeth's rise to the throne to the battles between the English fleet and the Spanish Armada. The artwork, with plenty of dramatic battle action, is in full color, and the panels are used to describe specific settings and historical facts. Maps showing the course of the fleets and where the battles took place are scattered through the text, as are "fast facts" segments that provide more historical details A time line of Elizabeth's life, a "Did You Know?" page of information, and a glossary will help young minds comprehend the history. There is an unfortunate typo in one panel, and some word balloon placements are disjointed, but this will still be a good purchase for libraries searching for new ways to present history.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2006, American Library Association.)
School Library Journal (01/01/2007):
Gr 58This history of how Elizabeth I came to power skims over the conflict in England between Protestants and Catholics and jumps to the Spanish Armada. Those reading this book with little or no background knowledge will only get a superficial introduction to the period. The illustrations are of fair quality. The vivid colorization doesn't mute difficult scenes like the burning of Protestants at the stake, but it will keep readers turning the pages."Esther Keller, I.S. 278, Brooklyn, NY" Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Hornbook Guide to Children (01/01/2007):
In an attempt to focus on the drama of the Spanish Armada, this comic-book account glosses over historical context; crucial facts are skimmed or relegated to the "cast" bios and are likely to be missed by most readers. The format may pique a few readers' interest but will do little to deepen their understanding. Timeline. Glos., ind. (Copyright 2007 by The Horn Book, Incorporated, Boston. All rights reserved.)
Turn the page and take a step back in time! From the Stories From History series, Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada takes a completely factual look at Queen Elizabeth I, one of the strongest rulers of England and how she courageously defended England against the Spanish Armada. This book is presented in a fast-paced, edgy graphic novel format including bright, action-packed scenes. Follow Queen Elizabeth I on her courageous journey. A series of dramatic battles along with expert military skill, England defended itself against the Spanish Armada. Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada is sure to capture any reader's attention and turn even the most casual reader into a history buff! Features: - Full-Color illustrations - Fact Boxes - Timeline, glossary, and index Tales from the past meet modern-day storytelling! Epic battles, secret plots, and brave warriors await readers in the nonfiction Stories From History series. Discover history in a fast-paced format, taking readers right to the action! History has never been this exciting! Check out the other titles in this series!
Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2006 pg. 367 (EAN 9780769647036, Hardcover)
Booklist 10/15/2006 pg. 68 (EAN 9780769647036, Hardcover)
School Library Journal 01/01/2007 pg. 159 (EAN 9780769647036, Hardcover)
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2007 pg. 183 (EAN 9780769647036, Hardcover)