Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton

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Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion Read Online Free - This nonfiction picture book explores art, desperation, and one man's incredible idea for saving ships from German torpedoes in World War I. Dazzle camouflage transformed ordinary British and American ships into eye-popping masterpieces.

Title : Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion
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ISBN : 151245110X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Unknown Binding
Number of Pages : 40 pages


Miri rated it ★★★★★

November 16, 2017

This book is stunning. The gorgeous cover caught my attention while I was cataloging it, and I had to pause to read through. I can't decide which element of it is the best (that's a lie, it's obviously the spectacular illustrations)—but the subject itself is fascinating, and even the author's and...

Rebecca rated it ★★★★☆

December 18, 2017

It's funny, because only a month ago did I get my first hint about WWI ship camouflage from reading "Dead Wake." Here is a nonfiction picture book with much more detail, with unique illustrations by Victo Ngai. Who could have guessed that a successful method of making ships harder to torpedo woul...

paula rated it ★★★★★

June 06, 2017

What you'll notice first about this book is THIS ILLUSTRATOR. Sophisticated wavy lines weave and undulate like ribbons across the page, mimicking light on water, cloud shadows, and the dazzle patterns that camouflaged British and U.S. ships. Then the story kicks in, and you may be blown away by th...

Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) rated it ★★★★★

April 23, 2017

One of Barton's best. And the illustrations are gorgeous.

Michele rated it ★★★★★

July 17, 2017

I can't wait to have more time with this amazing book later this summer. Do not miss this book! Yet another picture book that should be used in middle grade classrooms as they learn about this time period. What a fascinating piece of history that would go along with the lecture on the German U-boa...

Beverly rated it ★★★★☆

December 21, 2017

Maybe I would have liked history classes more if the teachers had included interesting tidbits like these dazzle ships, and the story of the bear that became Winnie-the-Pooh. Instead they trotted out boring details like dates, countries involved, battles fought, etc., making history for me, at le...

Alex rated it ★★★★★

September 26, 2017

During WWI, the Germans had a real advantage over their enemies, Britain and the United States. They had perfected the use of submarines from which they could launch torpedoes, making their enemies ships literal sitting ducks. Britain was especially desperate to find a solution to the sinking of...

Mary rated it ★★★★☆

December 12, 2017

"The Royal Navy couldn't prove that dazzle had actually spared any ships. But some insisted that at the very least, the sailors on those ships just felt better knowing that something had been tried to keep them from being torpedoed." Very interesting read. I researched this story because I had ne...

Laura rated it ★★★★★

September 28, 2017

During World War I, Great Britain wanted to find a way to protect their supply ships from German U-Boats. Norman Wilkinson decided to camouflage ships by painting confusing, or dazzling, designs on them. I especially love Chris Barton's author's note in which he describe how curiosity drives his...

Susan rated it ★★★★★

September 26, 2017

Excellent book! Written for young readers, but everyone could learn a tremendous amount from this book. Besides the wonderful text, the design & illustrations are excellent as well. The author's note is top-rate as well. Must use this with 5th grade. But this would be great for high school hi...

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