Grades 6 - 12
Grade level Equivalent: 5.7
Lexile® Measure: 900L
Guided Reading: Q
Type of Book: Chapter Book
- Autobiography and Biography
- African History
- Ancient Rome
- European History
- Historic Figures
About This Book
As a child, Hannibal swore to be an enemy of one of the most powerful nations on earth. He spent his life living up to the promise. As commander of the army of Carthage, Hannibal battled Rome for control of the Mediterranean world.
He marched 60,000 men across the frozen Alps into Rome. He ransacked the countryside and outfoxed the grat Roman legions. He left fields in ruins and villages in flames.
All across the land, he made the Romans dread the sound of one familiar phrase: Hannibal is at the gates!
From Vlad the Impaler to Grigory Rasputin, to Ivan the Terrible, some of the most heinous moments in history are exposed in these highly illustrated biographies of some of the most villainous tyrants who walked the earth. "A Wicked History" will be the definitive biography series for middle and high school students on the evil individuals who twisted the course of history. The design is sophisticated to attract middle-school and high-school readers, yet the reading level is on target and readily accessible to readers of all levels.
• Engaging biographies of famous and infamous figures in history
• Sophisticated design will attract high-school and middle-school struggling readers, yet on-target reading level makes these books accessible to readers of all levels
• Controlled vocabulary and sentence length make these books highly readable
• Directly Correlated to Social Studies Standards for Middle and High School Students
• Includes etchings, maps, photos, and primary source documents
• Cool, digest-like trim size
• Gripping, dynamic storytelling