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Saturday, March 14, 2015

(MMGM) Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: The Underground Abductor (An Abolitionist Tale) {spotlight and giveaway}


Welcome to Day 14 of the 4th March MG Madness! Today we are celebrating Nathan Hale's latest book in his Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales, The Underground Abductor (An Abolitionist Tale)...




The Underground Abductor (An Abolitionist Tale)
(Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5)
by Nathan Hale
4/21/15
Amulet/Abrams Books
Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous places and for abusive people. But north of the Mason-Dixon line, slavery was illegal. If she could run away and make it north without being caught or killed, she’d be free. Facing enormous danger, Araminta made it, and once free, she changed her name to Harriet Tubman. Tubman spent the rest of her life helping slaves run away like she did, every time taking her life in her hands. Nathan Hale tells her incredible true-life story with the humor and sensitivity he’s shown in every one of the Hazardous Tales—perfect for reluctant readers and classroom discussions.

Other books in the Hazardous Tales Series
(click each cover to learn more)


Praise for the Hazardous Tales series

"An innovative approach to history that will have young people reading with pleasure."
Kirkus Reviews

"Readers interested in American history will enjoy these graphic novels... Comic panels of varying sizes enhance the real-life events and support the stories’ over-the-top humor... the writing is accessible and entertaining; author Hale’s style gives readers an insider-y, you-are-there-type scoop."
Horn Book

"Livelier than the typical history textbook but sillier than the many outstanding works on the Civil War available for young readers, this will appeal to both history buffs and graphic-novel enthusiasts."
Kirkus Reviews

"Readers interested in American history will enjoy these graphic novels... Comic panels of varying sizes enhance the real-life events and support the stories’ over-the-top humor... the writing is accessible and entertaining; author Hale’s style gives readers an insider-y, you-are-there-type scoop."
Horn Book

"Students bored to death by textbook descriptions of WWI battle maneuvers should be engaged by this entertaining, educational glimpse at world history."
--Booklist

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A mixture of textbook and slapstick, this essential read makes history come alive in a way that is relevant to modern-day life and kids."
--School Library Journal

"This informative graphic novel capitalizes on enticingly gross history to great effect, balancing raw facts with strong storytelling."
--Booklist


Nathan Hale is the author and illustrator of many exciting graphic novels and picture books for children, including One Dead Spy and Big Bad Ironclad (the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series), Yellowbelly and Plum go to School, the Twelve Bots of Christmas and The Devil You Know.

He is the illustrator of the Eisner-nominated graphic novel Rapunzel's Revenge and its sequel, Calamity Jack. He also illustrated Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody, The Dinosaurs' Night Before Christmas, Animal House and many others.


Win 1 of 5 finished copies of
The Underground Abductor (An Abolitionist Tale)!
Abrams Books has generously offered five copies for five winners.
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2 comments:

Brenda said...

I've read and enjoyed Donner Dinner Party and Treaties, Trenches, Mud and Blood. Hale's books are always filled with great humor and so educational.

anne s. said...

Would love for a chance to win this book. Great way to teach about history in such a fun story!