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Praise for Guts & Glory: The American Revolution:
"The strength here, as in others in the series, is the lively storytelling style... Lovers of Hamilton: An American Musical
will enjoy the information and breezy tone."—Kirkus Reviews
"Thompson's books are a meaty delight. Digestible chapters are packed with info, one-page bios hit the highlights of their subject's lives, and sidebars full of interesting tidbits are all part of the appeal of the nonfiction Guts & Glory series.... A very satisfying read that even adults will find useful."
"Even true history buffs will be well satisfied with the detailed facts. This book is recommended for readers who enjoy history and learning about the people and events that have shaped our world. Add this to a collection that needs this type of detailed narrative nonfiction."
—School Library ConnectionPraise for Guts & Glory: The American Civil War:
"The book's greatest strength is its colloquial storytelling.... Thompson's passion for his subject is infectious.... An easy, breezy series opener that should help create a few new history buffs."—Kirkus Reviews
"Action-packed.... Thompson adopts an urgent and sometimes humorous tone that conveys infectious enthusiasm.... A rousing introduction to this defining conflict that makes the history appealing and relatable."
"Thompson displays a solid knowledge of the Civil War.... He ably covers major battles, campaigns, and figures...mixing informational passages and fact boxes with colorful action sequences."
—School Library Journal
"An entertaining overview.... What brings these events to life, particularly for reluctant readers, is Thompson's spirited, conversational narration.... Should keep students engaged."