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50 Things You Should Know About the First World War

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The story of the War, brought to life through illustrations, photographs, diaries, and newspaper reports. In this illustrated exploration of World War I, readers discover what caused the war and why it eventually affected every corner of the globe. The key battles, events, and figures are all explored and recounted in succinct and easy-to understand text while illustration ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by QEB Publishing (first published June 10th 2014)
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Erik This Kid Reviews Books
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Synopsis- Have you ever wondered what really happened in World War I? I mean, as a kid, I hear and learn more about World War II but a lot of what goes on in WWI sets up what goes on in WWII! Did you know that it was when poison gasses were invented, tanks were made, and it was a turning point in women’s rights? Read this book packed with 50 facts about a war that changed the face of the world.

What I Thought- This was a great nonfictional resource. The reading level, amount of information and wr
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Jill
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I think this is a very good book for many reasons, but it’s quite obvious it was written from a British point of view (Professor Ian Beckett of Rutherford College, University of Kent, is listed as Consultant), especially because of its glaring omissions.

But let’s start with the positives.  The book is loaded with reader-friendly infographics, excellent and colorful maps, photos, fact boxes, and pretty good, if brief, coverage of most aspects of the war.  I don’t think anyone is going to be bored
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Trudy Zufelt
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As time moves on and the children of today see more world wide conflict, the first World War fades into a history that few understand or even try to. But so much of what happened in the first world war is still relevant today.

Through illustrations and actual war time photos, the war is brought to life. The reader learns the role trench warfare, artillery types, and poison gases in easy to understand text. Fact boxes give interesting tidbits about the war without overwhelming young minds with too
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Heidi
50 Things You Should Know About the First World War is divided into fifty sections, each examining one aspect of the war, either a key event or a key aspect of the war. Some of the topics covered are trench warfare, poison gas, A Christmas Truce, England under attack, assassination of Franz Ferdinand and many others. This is the sort of book that I would hand to a reluctant reader who wants to learn more about the war but doesn't want a big, long, text-heavy book. Each section is 1-2 pages and i ...more
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Jim Eldridge is the author of many books for children, including titles in the My Story series, the Warpath books, and How to Handle Grown-Ups. He has had 250 TV scripts broadcast in the UK and internationally for children's and teen television, and is also the creator and writer of Radio 4's long-running comedy-drama series, King Street Junior.