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publisher: Annick Press

Bodyguards!

From Gladitors to the Secret Service

by Ed Butts

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list price: $14.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
published: Sep 2012
pages: 128
ISBN:9781554514366
publisher: Annick Press
Description

Meet the heroes, villains, and bunglers hired to protect others.

We might think of bodyguards as a modern concept, but they’ve been around since ancient times. The rich, the powerful, the famous, and the infamous have all placed their safety in the hands of bodyguards. From Caesar’s Praetorian Guard to Japanese samurai warriors to Wild West outlaws, bodyguards have played a vital role. They’ve even changed the course of history.

There are notorious bodyguards who protect gangsters from the police and those who are paid to shield celebrities from the paparazzi, while others escort children in danger of being kidnapped. In Bodyguards! you’ll meet both heroes (like the quick-thinking guard whose spear saved the life of Alexander the Great) and villains (like the elite Hitler Bodyguard, later tried as war criminals), and even some bodyguards who have failed in their job to protect.

Brimming with vibrant action-packed illustrations in graphic-novel style, Bodyguards! opens the window on the fascinating stories of those entrusted to protect people’s lives.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
7
Editorial Reviews

“A fascinating read full of useful, valuable, and entertaining information for tweens.”—live2readread2live.wordpress.com, 05/11/13


“Lively, solidly written, and packed with intrigue and betrayal …”—School Library Journal, 12/12


“This informative, well-illustrated, selective history of bodyguards will fascinate middle school students.” —Resource Links, 02/13


“It would be easy to say: “This book includes all the information you need to become a bodyguard.” But the real value of the book is that it contains information you don’t need at all.”—Kirkus Reviews, 10/15/12


“… entertaining, fact-filled … an engaging and colorful layout … approachable for those who do not like to read for long periods at a time.”—Quebec Library Association, 08/13


“… [a] fascinating book for young people.”—Waterloo Region Record, April 20, 2013


“... occasionally you come across a book that makes you realize the fascination of everyday facts. Bodyguards! is such a book.” —4th Grade Reading, 02/26/13


“This is the sort of fascinating book you read, then share the best bits with friends.”—keenreaders.org, 12/12


“I highly recommend this book because of the high interest level of the subject matter for the age group and the well-written blend of history and action in an appealing format including the art work.”—CM Reviews, 11/12


“Definitely movie-worthy material, this is a highly recommended read.”—Interesting Nonfiction for Inquisitive Kids, 04/17/15n


“... this title is sure to light young researchers afire with the desire for further exploration.”—Booklist, 11/12


“This will an easy sell to those who love nonfiction, graphica and historical events …”—Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 09/02/12

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