New York Times Bestselling Series! “These books are, quite simply, brilliant. . . . Thrilling, bloody, action-packed stories from American history.” —New York Times
Discover the shocking and true story of the ill-fated Donner Party expedition with the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series!
In the spring of 1846, a group of families left Illinois and began the long journey toward a new life in California. To save time, they took an ill-advised shortcut—with disastrous consequences. Their story would not take them to California but into history.
Bad weather, bad choices, and just plain bad luck forced the pioneers to spend a long, cold winter in the mountains, slowly starving. What they did to stay alive and the lengths that others went to in order to rescue them make this one of the most tragic and infamous stories of the American frontier.
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales take young readers into American history with graphic novels that bring the dangerous, bloody, exciting history of America to life. From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, World War I and World War II, the Donner Party, the Marquis de Lafayette, Harriet Tubman, the Alamo, and more all come to life in a way that will excite young readers of history.
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales! Read them all—if you dare! One Dead Spy: A Revolutionary War Tale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #1) Big Bad Ironclad!: A Civil War Tale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #2) Donner Dinner Party: A Pioneer Tale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales Book #3) Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood: A World War I Tale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #4) The Underground Abductor: An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #5) Alamo All-Stars: A Texas Tale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #6) Raid of No Return: A World War II Tale of the Doolittle Raid (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #7): Lafayette!: A Revolutionary War Tale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #8) Major Impossible: A Grand Canyon Tale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #9) Blades of Freedom: A Tale of Haiti, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #10) Cold War Correspondent: A Korean War Tale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #11)
About the Author
Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series. He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco. Hale lives in Utah, and you can find him online at nathanhaleauthor.com.
"This informative graphic novel capitalizes on enticingly gross history to great effect, balancing raw facts with strong storytelling." — Booklist