Raid of No Return
Raid of No Return

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Annotation: Tells the story of one of the most dangerous, and ill-fated, missions at the start of World War II: a secret retaliatory bombing strike--the first-ever launched from an aircraft carrier--against targets in Tokyo.
Catalog Number: #149963
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Pages: 124 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-419-72556-4 Perma-Bound: 0-605-99489-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-419-72556-2 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-99489-8
Dewey: 940.54
LCCN: 2017031647
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
As in other entries in the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series, the American patriot Nathan Hale has another story of historical derring-do for his captors. Following the aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a group of pilots volunteers for a secret mission. With absolutely no knowledge of the purpose of the mission and after weeks of bizarre training, the 16 bombing teams are finally told what their mission would be: to bomb Tokyo and create uncertainty within the empire. As always, Hale's strength comes from the details. His maps and charts cogently capture the history and vast scale of these events e before and after drawings of Pearl Harbor are especially harrowing t he also pinpoints human impact in the tiny stories that accompany the overarching narrative, like the gunner who broke his glasses and couldn't see clearly yet continued with the mission. Since this is still a relatively unknown part of American history, readers of all ages will be on edge to see who survives and the results of the possibly doomed mission. Another victory for a perennially useful series.
Horn Book
Nathan Hale, Revolutionary War hero, continues to distract his executioners in this seventh graphic novel. The focus here is on the United States' secret Doolittle air raid on Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. As always, irreverent humor makes a complicated and harrowing story more accessible; readers will appreciate the compelling history lesson (provided they're not put off by the small panel illustrations and tiny type). Bib.
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Word Count: 12,180
Reading Level: 3.6
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.6 / points: 2.0 / quiz: 186376 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.6 / points:5.0 / quiz:Q72521
Guided Reading Level: Y
Fountas & Pinnell: Y

Nathan Hale tackles a topic fans have been asking about for years: World War II. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, officially bringing the United States into World War II. A new generation of pilots were recruited to fly bombing missions for the United States, and from that group, volunteers were requested for a dangerous secret assignment. For the first time in American history, Army bombers would be launched from an aircraft carrier. Once at sea, they were told their mission was a retaliation strike against targets in Tokyo. But on the day of the raid, a Japanese patrol boat spotted them and they had to launch early, with barely enough fuel to get them past their target. After the bombing, some pilots crashed, some were captured, and many ended up in mainland China and were carried to safety by Chinese villagers, being hunted by Japanese forces all the while. With tales of high-flying action and bravery, Raid of No Return is a story of heartbreak and survival during wartime.

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