Does your child play video games for hours but dreads picking up a book? Do they think history is just a bunch of boring old facts? What if you could give them all the excitement of screen time but also spark their love of reading and history? You can with these exciting tales of military battles written especially for boys who are reluctant readers. Popular history teacher Joe Giorello's hugely successful class, ”Great Battles for Boys” is now an engaging and bestselling non-fiction series written for boys ages 8-14. Great Battles for Boys takes kids to the front lines of iconic battles. In this volume of the popular history series, find out which strategies, weapons, and military leaders won – or lost – these famous American fights. And none of it's boring. Why was the Battle of Wake Island called “The Alamo of the Pacific”? How did the Navy learn that planes could take off from ships? What happened to the young soldiers who landed on strange islands like Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima only to find themselves fighting a brutal enemy? World War II in the Pacific opens with the Flying Tigers, when Americans were covertly fighting Japan even before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. From there, in chronological order, the battles move through the Pacific. From that surprise attack in Hawaii that nearly wiped out the American Navy to the deadly “island hopping” strategy that led to eventual Victory Over Japan, history will never look the same. If your child likes action-packed accounts, authentic details, and short but exciting chapters, then they'll love this audiobook. And they'll never hear history as boring again!