New York Times Bestselling Series! “These books are, quite simply, brilliant. . . . Thrilling, bloody, action-packed stories from American history.” —New York Times
Go behind the scenes of World War II’s top-secret Doolittle Raid with the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series!
Presented in the author’s instantly recognizable artistic and storytelling style, this colorful, exciting book of history for kids starts with a brief explanation of the events leading up to World War II and then describes the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view.
The American response was a super-secret counterattack organized by stunt pilot Jimmy Doolittle. Just four months after Pearl Harbor, American crews would launch sixteen B-25 bombers from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet to drop bombs on the Japanese capital Tokyo and then fly to safety in China. Everything about the mission was as dangerous as it was secret. B-25s were not designed to take off from an aircraft carrier. Japan had formidable air defenses. There was no way to plan for landing in China or returning safely to America.
The Doolittle Raid, as it became known, went down in miliary history as one of the most creative and harrowing missions of World War II. The pilots and crews became American heroes.
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.
"Harrowing and no detail is left out . . . Hale’s tendency to incorporate character commentary, infographics, and fun facts will draw readers. Give this title to readers interested in action-packed graphic novels."—School Library Journal