Trenches, Mud, and Blood by Nathan Hale",“Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood by Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #4)
An incredible graphic novel that uses humour, facts, and cut animals to tell the incredibly complicated story of World War 1 (WW1).
Hale uses 3 narrators to keep the story moving along. There is Nathan Hale, American spy who was hanged (in Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #1), the hangman, and the British soldier who escorted the spy. It is actually the hangman’s idea to tell the story with cute animals for each country because he found the story so boooorrring.
The author tells the story with the animals taking the place of countries and it really works. It takes a gruesome tale of a very, stupid, pointless war, and makes it digestible. I read through this in one hour, but I think I could find myself re-reading it to savour the graphics again, or even brush up on the key events of WW1. Of course, in a graphic novel, he cannot go into every nitty gritty little detail, but he certainly got the main points down, and made it exciting, and a joy to read.
I hope teenagers discovery this series and have fun learning history with it! But adults can enjoy this too. It is funny. Trust me!
Rating: ★★★ Book #109 in my My 2020 Reading Challenge #BookReview #Books #GraphicNovel #WW1 #war #Europe #HazardousTales #NathanHale”,