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The invisible war : a World War I tale on two scales / created by Briony Barr and Dr. Gregory Crocetti ; written by Ailsa Wild in collaboration with Dr. Jeremy Barr ; illustrated by Ben Hutchings.

Wild, Ailsa, (author.). Barr, Briony, (creator.). Crocetti, Gregory, (creator.). Barr, Jeremy, (author.). Hutchings, Ben, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library Y G WIL (Text) 33500013226113 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781541541559
  • ISBN: 1541541553
  • ISBN: 9781541545281
  • ISBN: 1541545281
  • Physical Description: 80 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: Collingwood, Victoria, Australia : Scale Free Network, 2016.
Summary, etc.:
In 1916 on the Western Front, Annie Barnaby nurses combat-wounded and sick soldiers but a smaller and equally deadly battle is occuring in her intestines as her phages fight disentery.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2
    Here's the most bizarre concept of the year, possibly ever: splitting the story's perspective between a WWI nurse who contracts a deadly case of dysentery and the dysentery itself. Yes, you read that correctly. While we follow Sister Annie, an empathic nurse, through rounds in a WWI Casualty Clearing Center, we also follow the Shiga Gang, the Shigella Flexner bacteria infecting her innards ("Sweet! Now we gonna partay!" shout the bacteria) as her immune system mounts a counterattack. Perhaps this inner struggle is a metaphor for the devastating war raging outside, and then, perhaps, it's actually the other way around. In any case, it could be difficult to sell such a concept to most tween readers, and not just because bloody feces play such a central role. However, Wild and Barr have a contagious passion for their subject, and leaving this out for casual browsing could work wonders—the cool/gross supermagnified depictions of bacteria and viruses help considerably. Includes explanatory text on both the history and the science, which it will be very helpful to read first. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Dysentery > Comic books, strips, etc.
Nurses > Comic books, strips, etc.
Human body > Comic books, strips, etc.
World War, 1914-1918 > Campaigns > Western Front > Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Dysentery > Fiction.
Nurses > Fiction.
Human body > Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 > Campaigns > Western Front > Fiction.
Graphic Novels.
Military campaigns.
Human body.
Western Front (World War (1914-1918))
Genre: Graphic novels.
Books, Illustrated.
Graphic novels.
War comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
War comics.
Comics (Graphic works)

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