This graphic adventure shows the bloodiest single day in American history. The fight that split the United States in two in 1861 led to cornfields just outside Sharpsburg, Maryland, in the early fall of 1862. Chester the Crab traces the thinking of General Robert E. Lee in invading Maryland -- and then scrambling to reunite his army after Union troops discover his battleplans lying in a field! This colorful graphic novel in digital form will excite reluctant readers, prepare students for standardized tests in history, and help homeschooling parents!
Originally published in print form in 2004 in the Daily Press newspaper, Newport News, Virginia. Featured in the paperback comic "Civil War, vol. 1" first published in 2004 by Chester Comix LLC.
* ABOUT THE AUTHOR -- Bentley Boyd graduated from Harvard University in 1990 with a degree in History and Literature. He has been a professional cartoonist for 15 years and is a passionate advocate for the use of the graphic novel format to enliven non-fiction material for young readers. Boyd lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, and makes full use of the surrounding historical resources to research, write and draw his books. He can be found in period gear wandering around some Civil War battlefields as a freelance cartoonist, making pictures to sell to the New York newspapers; his youngest son is often nearby, performing as a Union drummer boy.
* ABOUT CHESTER COMIX -- Since 2003 Chester Comix LLC has offered graphic history adventures to young people. It currently has 28 titles in print reaching from Ancient Greece, Rome and Africa up to the Civil Rights movement in the United States in the 1960s; sample pages are viewable at www.chestercomix.com.
* APP FEATURES -- Panel by panel views; a story twice as long as the version that appears in the paperback comic "Civil War vol. 1;" pop-up windows to websites that give more detailed information about the scenes in the story; scroll bar for fast page navigation in forward or reverse; app remembers last page viewed and takes you automatically there when you restart.
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