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Graphic novels! Educators are buzzing about how this new breed of comix inspires reluctant readers. Chester Comix features a varied selection of non-fiction comix that are the perfect blend of engaging graphics and educational content, sure to keep students entertained and learning! Chester the Crab’s funny and colorful history adventures span 27 eBooks designed for elementary and middle school teachers. Appealing to the new generation’s demand for visual learning, students will especially love the vivid action and sly jokes that are trademarks of Chester Comix. Each of our books contains four stories apiece, broken into themed pages with a question headline, which can serve as constructive prompts for classroom discussion. A committee of classroom teachers have edited each page to ensure our stories have a solid historical base, and have also compiled the teacher’s guide material included in our enhanced eBooks. Quizzes, seatwork, and literacy lessons are all compiled and ready for you! Our comix are created by historian, writer and artist Bentley Boyd, who studied History and Literature at Harvard University, and graduated cum laude in 1990. He created the Chester character in 1995 for the Daily Press newspaper in Virginia, grew it into an educational feature syndicated across the state, and in 2003 made it his own business.

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  • Box Set: Chester Comix's Graphic History by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBooks) cover

    Box Set: Chester Comix's Graphic History by Bentley ...

    Chester Comix
    650 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Box Set: Chester Comix's Graphic History by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBooks)

    Get all 27 of Chester's comic adventures through time! This bundles more than 650 pages of exciting and funny non-fiction storytelling.Please note that this product contains a number of eBooks inside one zipped folder (280mb) for download. Also available for download is a PDF that lists all of the included titles.


     
  • Graphic Novel: World War II Tales by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook) cover

    Graphic Novel: World War II Tales by Bentley ...

    Chester Comix
    54 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Graphic Novel: World War II Tales by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook)

    Chester spans the globe to tell the story of World War 2 and the struggle of democratic nations against fascist nations trying to supply easy answers at the end of a gun. From the invasion of Poland to the atomic bombs on Japan, this colorful graphic novel will excite reluctant readers, prepare students for standardized tests in history, and help homeschooling parents.


     
  • Graphic Novel: Wonder Women by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook) cover

    Graphic Novel: Wonder Women by Bentley Boyd (Grades ...

    Chester Comix
    54 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Graphic Novel: Wonder Women by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook)

    Which famous American dropped out of school so she could nurse her sick brother for two years -- by putting leeches on him to drain his blood? Who was arrested for voting for a president? Who was a wanted woman in the South with a bounty on her head? Meet Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony and Helen Keller. Your reluctant reader will love the biographies in this funny, colorful graphic novel!


     
  • Graphic Novel: War for Independence by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook) cover

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    Chester Comix
    54 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Graphic Novel: War for Independence by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook)

    Here are the high points in the battles of the American Revolution: John Paul Jones on the sea, the Battle of Saratoga that convinced France to help the patriots, the Battle of Monmouth, the hit-and-run fighting of Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion and the Battle of Yorktown. But this colorful graphic novel also highlights the role women and blacks played in George Washington's military campaigns against the British.


     
  • Graphic Novel: Vital Virginians by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook) cover

    Graphic Novel: Vital Virginians by Bentley Boyd (Grades ...

    Chester Comix
    54 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Graphic Novel: Vital Virginians by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook)

    Explore the progress of civil rights in America in the 20th Century by learning about some famous Virginians. Maggie Lena Walker was the first African-American woman to be president of a chartered bank in America. Harry F. Byrd Sr. opposed the post-World War II push for desegregation by crafting the South's "Massive Resistance" strategy. When that failed, people of color such as tennis pioneer Arthur Ashe benefited. Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel!


     
  • Graphic Novel: Virginia Geography by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook) cover

    Graphic Novel: Virginia Geography by Bentley Boyd (Grades ...

    Chester Comix
    54 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Graphic Novel: Virginia Geography by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook)

    The first permanent British settlement in North America was also the first capital of Virginia. But Jamestown was a killer - the swampy land carried diseases that killed thousands of colonists. One winter there was cannibalism! Trace the struggle that changed the Old Dominion from a deathtrap into the most powerful of the 13 colonies and home of many of America's Founding Fathers. This funny, colorful graphic novel includes a chapter looking closely at the regions of the state and another that examines the early settlement patterns of different groups.


     
  • Graphic Novel: Tar Heel Tales by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook) cover

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    Chester Comix
    54 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Graphic Novel: Tar Heel Tales by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook)

    One of the first British attempts to settle North America was in North Carolina. But the Roanoke colony has trouble from the beginning with its location, its food supply, and its relations with the first Americans living nearby. That settlement disappears, but the colony of North Carolina returns to play a vital part in America's history, from the American Revolution to the Civil War to man's first powered flight at Kitty Hawk. This funny, colorful graphic novel includes a map of the regions of the state and a look at North Carolina symbols such as the dogwood.


     
  • Graphic Novel: Slavery's Storm by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook) cover

    Graphic Novel: Slavery's Storm by Bentley Boyd (Grades ...

    Chester Comix
    54 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Graphic Novel: Slavery's Storm by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook)

    The struggle for freedom grows in the years before the Civil War. Witness Nat Turner's Revolt, the largest slave uprising in United States history. See how the land grab of the Mexican War opens the West to the arguments between free states and slave states in the East. Hear the arguments in Dred Scott's legal battle for freedom, and the Supreme Court's decision that he was not a man but a piece of property. With hope of compromise dwindling, John Brown raids a weapons factory to start a slave revolution and sparks the Civil War. Your reluctant reader will love this colorful graphic novel.


     
  • Graphic Novel: Revolutionary Rumblings by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook) cover

    Graphic Novel: Revolutionary Rumblings by Bentley Boyd (Grades ...

    Chester Comix
    54 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Graphic Novel: Revolutionary Rumblings by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook)

    Why did guys in powdered wigs argue over a breakfast beverage?!?! Chester the Crab shows the road to the American Revolution -- how money arguments became political arguments and then became shooting arguments. The colonial conflict begins in the French and Indian War, then moves to the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party and finally follows Paul Revere towards the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel!


     
  • Graphic Novel: Reconstruction Junction by Bentley Boyd (Grades 4-6) (eBook) cover

    Graphic Novel: Reconstruction Junction by Bentley Boyd (Grades ...

    Chester Comix
    28 Pages, Grades 4 - 6
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    Graphic Novel: Reconstruction Junction by Bentley Boyd (Grades 4-6) (eBook)

    The end of the American Civil War is not the end of the conflict between Northern states and Southern states. The battlefield shooting is over, but the political arguments about civil rights go on sometimes with new violence between whites and black citizens. It is a confusing and dark time as Americans try to put their broken nation back together. The lessons learned and missed - in the Reconstruction Era will affect American history for another 100 years. This graphic novel will make sense of the social and political swirl at the end of the 1800s.


     
  • Graphic Novel: Moving and Grooving Transportation by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook) cover

    Graphic Novel: Moving and Grooving Transportation by Bentley ...

    Chester Comix
    60 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Graphic Novel: Moving and Grooving Transportation by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook)

    Chester traces different kinds of transportation across 400 years of American history with a special emphasis on the 20th century. He compares and contrasts walking, horse riding, sailing, railroading, driving, and flying. There is a chapter specifically about the Wright Brothers developing the first heavier-than-air craft and a chapter on the development of the Interstate Highway System. Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel!


     
  • Graphic Novel: Lewis and Clark Transportation by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook) cover

    Graphic Novel: Lewis and Clark Transportation by Bentley ...

    Chester Comix
    28 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Graphic Novel: Lewis and Clark Transportation by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook)

    After the American Revolution, the people of the new United States look westward for a new start. President Thomas Jefferson makes the Louisiana Purchase from France 1803 and sends Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the land west of the Mississippi River. The tales the two tell when they return spur this question: How will Americans GET to this new land? Over water, via the Erie Canal? Over a new National Road through the Midwest? This will be a nation founded on transportation! Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel.


     
  • Graphic Novel: Jamestown Journey by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook) cover

    Graphic Novel: Jamestown Journey by Bentley Boyd (Grades ...

    Chester Comix
    54 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Graphic Novel: Jamestown Journey by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook)

    The sailor who helped plant the first permanent English settlement in North America was a real pirate of the Caribbean! The businessmen who paid for the colony wanted to discover gold. Captain John Smith never married Pocahontas. And the colony never made its own coins - so people traded tobacco leaves. Find out the true story of the 1607 adventure by going on the Jamestown Journey -- your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel!


     
  • Graphic Novel: Homeschool All-Stars by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook) cover

    Graphic Novel: Homeschool All-Stars by Bentley Boyd (Grades ...

    Chester Comix
    34 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Graphic Novel: Homeschool All-Stars by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook)

    This fun, colorful graphic novel has one-page biographies of famous people who were homeschooled as children. Those profiled include Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Carnegie, Venus and Serena Williams, Stonewall Jackson, Beatrix Potter, Buster Keaton, and Teddy Roosevelt.


     
  • Graphic Novel: Heroic Folk by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook) cover

    Graphic Novel: Heroic Folk by Bentley Boyd (Grades ...

    Chester Comix
    58 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Graphic Novel: Heroic Folk by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook)

    Americans like to tell stories about larger-than-life characters that match the grand landscape of our continent. This book of Chester the Crab's adventures shows how America's folk tales and legends are often connected to historical fact because these stories tell us something about ourselves. Included are Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, and John Henry. Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel!


     
  • Graphic Novel: Greeks, Romans, Countrymen by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook) cover

    Graphic Novel: Greeks, Romans, Countrymen by Bentley Boyd ...

    Chester Comix
    54 Pages, Grades 3 - 6
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    Graphic Novel: Greeks, Romans, Countrymen by Bentley Boyd (Grades 3-6) (eBook)

    America was founded on the ideas practiced by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Follow Chester the Crab as he helps a runner in the Olympics, visits a theater with Poseidon, goes to war with Alexander the Great, enlists in the Roman legion, builds an arch for an aqueduct and outraces the lava from Mount Vesuvius. Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel!