Behind Enemy Lines: The Escape of Robert Grimes with the Comet Line

9781515735304. ea vol: 32p. (Great Escapes of World War II). further reading. glossary. index. websites. Capstone. Jan. 2017. lib. ed. $30.65. pap. $7.95.
Gr 6 Up—Using a graphic novel format, these titles tell the true stories of dangerous and exciting escapes in the European Theater of the Second World War. Each story is prefaced with a few pages of background and concludes with information about the escape's aftermath. In addition, the authors incorporate adequate background information into the action-filled narratives. Drawings are well executed and attractive, with a muted color palette and varying layouts of two to four panels per page; many have comic book—style effects ("RIPP!").
VERDICT Sure to draw middle schoolers in; a first pick.

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