William Tell

One against an Empire [A Swiss Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

He wanted nothing more than to live in peace, until a petty tyrant forced him into a cruel choice: Swiss hunter William Tell is famous for his great skill with a crossbow. A mild-mannered husband and father, he just wants a quiet life for his family. Yet his homeland’s brutal foreign rulers are making such an existence impossible. Then, one day, a ruthless official forces Tell into a terrible choice: Shoot an apple off his son’s head—or be killed along with his son. Will he accept this awful challenge?

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978-1-58013-828-4
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978-0-76134-650-0
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Graphic Novels, Nonfiction
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2008-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.7
Reading Counts! Points 4.0
BISACS JNF052030, JNF062000
Dewey 949.4'01
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.625 x 9.25
Lexile 620
Guided Reading Level W
ATOS Reading Level 3.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 123296
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Original artwork, Pronunciation guide, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Author: Paul D. Storrie

Paul D. Storrie was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and despite time spent in Grand Rapids, Chicago, and Los Angeles, has returned to Metro-Detroit time and again. He attended Grand Valley State University and received a B.A. in English Language and Literature, knowing that he wanted to tell stories for a living. His first published work was the comic book series Robyn of Sherwood in 1998. Since then he has written for numerous publishers, including a story for Marvel’s Captain America: Red, White & Blue anthology, the mini-series Gotham Girls for DC Comics, Star Trek Alien Spotlight: Andorians for IDW, and several tales for Graphic Universe, including Junior Library Guild selection Hercules: The Twelve Labors with artist Steve Kurth and Children’s Choice Book Awards finalist Beowulf: Monster Slayer with artist Ron Randall.

Illustrator: Thomas Yeates

Thomas Yeates grew up in Sacramento, northern California. He attended college in Utah, Sacramento, the Joe Kubert School in New Jersey. Since then he has been working as an illustrator, focusing on high adventure in the comic book/graphic novel field. He has worked for most of the major companies in that field, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Eclipse, etc. He has illustrated Swamp Thing, Timespirits, Tarzan, Conan, Zorro, myths and legends for Lerner Publishing, and many short stories. Most recently he has illustrated Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars for Barnes & Noble Publishing and is currently illustrating a series of books by the popular writer Anthony Horowitz.

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Graphic Myths and Legends

Supreme artwork and storytelling are the hallmarks of Lerner Publishing Group’s Graphic Universe imprint. With art and text created by experienced graphic novel authors and artists―who also work for publishers such as DC and Marvel―using traditional drawings, coloring, and… View available downloads →