History, for many children, is little more than a collection of facts that need to be learned and, with the best of intentions, we often find it difficult to breathe real life into these history lessons we present.
The Battle Boy series of books presents historic battles in an exciting adventure story format. Not only do kids enjoy reading the stories, they actually learn from them. In each adventure, kids join 11-year-old Napoleon Augustus Smythe as he travels around the world and through the ages, spying on the past and solving mysteries.
There is a growing list of titles featuring historical battles: Sir Francis Drake and the battle between the English and Spanish warships, The Red Baron, Trojan War, Alexander the Great, Battle of Cannae, Kublai Khan, The Battle of Stainmore (Dark Ages) and more.
The website provides a downloadable mission profile with information from the series about Napoleon’s assignment, duty, directive, and survival gear. Teacher’s notes are also available for each book including learning outcomes, discussion questions and varied classroom activities. The first chapter of each book is also available to download from the Battle Boy website.
Join Napoleon Augustus Smythe and get ready for action!