Paperback (mass market) Candlewick Press, 2006
Price: USD 8.82
Description: 80 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Dewey: 398.2; Audience: Young Adult
AR 5.6 UG 1 14913EN; RC 6.2 3; LEX 860L
From the publisher: Grades 7-10; Ages 12-15
From Booklist: Grades 6-9; PW: Ages 12-15; SLJ: Gr 6-9


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FollettBound Glued Candlewick Press, 2006

USD 16.51

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Product Overview
From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (page 80). A retelling of the story of the Trojan War illustrated with collages featuring newspaper clippings of modern events from World War I through the War on Terrorism.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: August 8, 2006
  • Format: Paperback (mass market)
  • Edition: Rev. pbk. ed., New updated ed.
  • Dewey: 398.2
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 80 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Tracings: Frankfeldt, Gwen, illustrator. ; Morrow, Glenn, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-3084-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-3084-3
  • Follett Number: 24880T8
  • Catalog Number: 0763630845
  • Audience: Young Adult
  • Grades: 7-10
  • Ages: 12-15
  • Booklist: Grades 6-9
  • Publishers Weekly: Ages 12-15
  • School Library Journal: Gr 6-9
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.6
  • AR Interest Level: UG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 14913EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 6.2
  • Reading Counts Points: 3
  • Lexile: 860L

Reviews & Awards
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 1997
  • Booklist, 03/15/96
  • Booklist, 08/01/97 *
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 09/01/96
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 01/01/96
  • New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age, 1998

* Taken from another format.

  • New York Times, 10/13/96
  • Publishers Weekly, 01/15/96
  • School Library Journal, 05/01/96
  • Wilson's Junior High School, 09/01/96
  • Wilson's Senior High School, 11/01/97

Full-Text Reviews
Book Report (September/October 1996)
We have all heard the saying that history repeats itself but never before has an author so chillingly demonstrated the parallels of history to current events. Newbery medalist Fleischman vividly retells the myth of the Trojan War while comparing the story to 20th-century news coverage. The story of Troy unfolds on the left page, while on the right appears a collage of contemporary news clippings from The Washington Post, The New York Times and other newspapers, illustrating that the human themes of conflict, greed, jealousy and revenge are still being played out thousands of years later. Fleischman's writing is tight and evokes strong images. The cottages, done in sepia colors, lend a sense of timelessness to the book but reductions in the size of the articles sometimes result in hard-to-read print. Beautifully formatted, the book stands as a work of art. However, it may be beyond its intended audience of upper middle or junior high students. Only mature, sophisticated and sensitive readers will appreciate the book's solemn depiction of history repeating itself Nevertheless, this is a viable candidate for a best books list. Highly Recommended, Tena Natale Litherland, Head Librarian, Webb School, Knoxville, Tennessee

Taken from the Hardcover.

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