When a plane crash leaves her stranded deep in the Amazon Rain Forest, Juliane Koepcke must fight to make it out alive. This graphic nonfiction title tells the true story of her survival, including her fall from the sky, her encounters with dangerous wildlife, and her eventual escape from the jungle. Colorful illustrations and engaging dialogue featuring actual quotes draw readers into the story, while a map, timeline, and bonus facts offer further details about Koepcke’s ordeal.
After she lost her arm in a shark attack, many were unsure whether Bethany Hamilton would ever surf again. But she set their fears to rest when she got back on her board only a few weeks later! Through detailed illustrations and engaging dialogue, this inspiring graphic nonfiction title tells the true story of the attack, from the shark’s first contact to Bethany’s return to the water. Actual quotes let Bethany tell the story in her own words, while a map and timeline add context to the incident.
Would you survive 76 days alone at sea? Steve Callahan did. In 1982, he was set adrift on a small rubber raft in the raging ocean. This graphic nonfiction title for young readers follows his journey. Detailed illustrations and captivating dialogue highlight how he battled storms, animals, hunger, and thirst to become a true sea survivor. Actual quotes help tell the story in Steve’s own words, while a map and timeline trace his journey. Readers will learn what it takes to battle the sea and live to tell the tale!
When the ice froze around his ship, explorer Ernest Shackleton knew his journey to Antarctica had become a fight for survival. This graphic nonfiction title tells the story of Shackleton’s survival through detailed illustrations and dialogue packed with historic quotes. Readers will learn how Shackleton led his entire crew to across the ice and sea while battling hunger, cold, and lack of shelter. The book concludes with a map and timeline that help readers trace Shackleton’s route to safety.
In 1943, Jan Baalsrud traversed the icy mountains and fjords of Nazi-occupied Norway. The journey was fraught with danger, but Baalsrud received plenty of help along the way. This graphic nonfiction title traces his treacherous voyage, including his interactions with the Nazis, his battle with the elements, and his journey to safety. Actual quotes bring history to the page, a map shows off Baalsrud’s route, and a timeline helps readers trace his path to survival.
Disguised as a man, Mary Read set sail from Holland in the 1700s. Her thirst for adventure led her into daring acts, from cannonfire-filled raids to heroic duels. This graphic title traces Read’s life from her early days in the military to her adventures on the high seas as a privateer, mutineer, and feared pirate. Engaging dialogue and detailed illustrations draw readers in, while quotes, a map, and a timeline add historical context. Readers will love learning about the swashbuckling life of the Caribbean’s most fierce pirate in disguise!
Charging into battle surrounded by smoking fuses, Blackbeard was a terrifying foe to face! In this action-packed graphic narrative, colorful illustrations and engaging dialogue tell the true story of Blackbeard, from his days as Edward Teach to his infamous blockade of Charleston. Historical quotes, a timeline, and a map give the story additional context for this high-interest title on the world’s most notorious pirate!
Many sailors once believed that women were bad luck on ships. But Anne Bonny quickly proved them wrong! This fearless pirate held her own during raids and battles, wielding a pistol and cutlass to cut down rivals. In this engaging graphic novel, reluctant readers will follow Anne Bonny from her childhood in Ireland to her days as a privateer-turned-pirate in the Caribbean. Historic quotes, a map, and a timeline add historical context. Readers of this seafaring text will soon understand why Anne Bonny is considered the pirate queen of the Caribbean!
The revelation of King Tutankhamun’s tomb brought fame and glory to its discoverers. But as unlucky occurrences hit the crew, people wondered if it brought something more sinister as well. Through brightly colored illustrations, this graphic narrative examines the tomb’s discovery and the grim events that followed. With aids including a timeline and possible theories, readers can draw their own conclusions about the mummy’s curse in this thrilling narrative.
On a small farm in rural Tennessee, a mysterious spirit was tormenting a family. Quilts were pulled off beds, strange noises stomped through the house, and shoes were thrown across rooms. In this graphic narrative, real quotes from an account written by a family member help tell the story of this strange haunting, while other theories are presented to dispute the supernatural nature of the story. Do you believe in the Bell Witch?
In the late 1940s, the world watched as a small town in New Mexico was splashed across newspaper headlines. Reports of flying saucers crashing in the desert left people hungry for the truth. This graphic narrative presents first-hand eyewitness accounts and true military statements to tell that story. A timeline of events and theories behind the incident let readers make their own decisions on what they believe happened in the New Mexican desert.
Strange sightings around the quiet town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia set off a town-wide hunt for the flying “Mothman” with glowing red eyes. What was this creature, and what did its appearances mean? Detailed illustrations tell the story of the Mothman sightings in this high-interest graphic narrative based on real-life accounts. A timeline and possible explanations let readers think critically and look beyond the stories to decide what they believe about this mysterious beast.
In the early 1960s, Betty and Barney Hill had a wild story to tell: they believed they were abducted by aliens! This graphic narrative tells their story, from the night of the abduction to their later struggles to understand what happened. Alternate explanations explore other perspectives, while a timeline clarifies the sequence of events. Could the Hills have encountered beings from beyond this planet?
An ordinary day turns disastrous as a regular training flight disappears. But what could have caused the crew to be so confused? This graphic narrative explores the most famous disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle, drawing from actual naval correspondence to tell the story. Detailed illustrations, a timeline of events, and possible explanations will grip readers and leave them wondering: what really happened to Flight 19?