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ISBN: 9781410929761
Author: Nobleman, Marc Tyler
Publisher: Raintree
Published: September 2007
Retail: $28.21    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: Describes who gladiators were, how they were chosen, how they were trained, and what a typical tournament might look like.
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Physical Information: 0.39" H x 9.71" L x 7.60" W 32 pages
Bargain Category: Upper Elementary, Non-Fiction, Middle School, History
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Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring)
Nobleman offers basic information about medieval knights and Roman gladiators, along with details about warriors from other countries and eras. The topics are presented in splashy two-page chapters. The busy page design includes diagonally set text, captioned photos, vocabulary words at the bottom of the page, and fact boxes, all of which may be distracting to struggling readers. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Atomic titles: Gladiator and Knight.] Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2008 January)

Gr 3–6— This series offers leveled nonfiction on topics of high interest. The format is bright and busy with a concentric circle pattern repeated throughout. Illustrations are a combination of photographs, drawings, and, in Gladiator and Knight , period reproductions. Picture captions and page-by-page glossaries are printed on bright color backgrounds, and the texts are easy to follow. Animal Spies is similar in scope to other titles that focus on animal predators, including examples of how different animals use their senses to capture prey, find food, and avoid capture. Gladiator and Knight include history, training, legends, and nice tie-ins to modern-day gladiators and knights. These books have briefer texts than most other books on similar topics, making them accessible and appealing to reluctant readers.—Sharon R. Pearce, Longfellow Elementary School, Oak Park, IL

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