By Catherine Brereton; Philip Steele; Hannah Wilson

Kingfisher, Hardcover, 9780753419168, 64pp.

Publication Date: November 10, 2009


Ten of the greatest warriors of history meet for the first time. From Viking vs. Aztec Warrior and Samurai v. Gladiator to Medieval Knight vs. Zulu, "Versus" explores who would triuimph and why, if these fiercest warriors were to engage in deadly battle against one another. Data files compare and contrast weaponry, armor, tactics and codes of honor, while eye-catching background scenes of arenas provide historical and cultureal context. With the computer-gamer in mind, designs brings history's warriors into the 21st century and readers will be treated to large, gate folded pages that enhance the expereience of each battle In the end, only one can be crowned history's ultimate warrior. Who will it be?

About the Author

Philip Steele has a passion for writing about history. He is a well-known author of more than one hundred children's books, including Castles, Pirates, Knights, The Best Book of Mummies, The World of Pirates, and The World of Castles. He was a student of medieval French and German literature, and has visited castles in England, France, Germany, Spain, and Poland. He has travelled to the Valley of the Kings and other sites of Ancient Egypt, and has met mummies face to face in the Cairo Museum. Philip now lives near Beaumaris and the other great castles of North Wales.

Hannah Wilson loves animals, and she has been writing and editing children s books of all kinds for more than ten years.

Praise For VS

Journal Inquirer

[A] stunning presentation, gripping illustrations and fascinating text filled with historical details.

Yellow Brick Road

The highly-detailed text and illustration. . . will appeal to gamesters, including reluctant readers.

Curled Up With a Good (Kid's) Book

[A] visually impressive collection of words and art.

Boys Read

[A] very cool book.



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