Series of 4 titles
History and geography lessons abound in this series about warriors and warrior cultures from ancient times to today. With a high interest presentation featuring labeled drawings complemented with primary sources and photos of museum treasures, this series is a formidable survey of world history and the competition for resources, from the gold of Spain in the first century to the political rivalries of the modern world.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Black Rabbit Books|
|Imprint||Smart Apple Media|
|Title Format||Reinforced book|
The busy layout and many illustrations of the Warriors series (previously released as the Battle Zones series) make it ideal for readers interested in gleaning some quick facts about wars throughout history. Each book features two-page spreads with sparse narrative, abundant captioned color photos, models, drawings, sketches, and info-bites. In Ancient World, readers see the evolution of war from the Sumerians’ use of chariots on the battlefield to the rise and fall of the Egyptian Empire and, finally, the Roman destruction of Greek civilization. Middle Ages shows Europe’s development, as powerful rulers conquer lands, build fortified castles, and produce more powerful tools of warfare. Knights and crusaders will further capture readers’ attention. Although this series offers an interesting overview of wars, inconsistencies within appended time lines and a lack of citations afford it little research value. However, browsers and reluctant readers will be drawn in by the appealing visuals and high-interest topic