The Red Baron

The Graphic History of Richthofen's Flying Circus and the Air War in WWI

From the Series Graphic Histories

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

In The Red Baron, graphic artist and author Wayne Vansant illustrates the incredible story of Manfred von Richthofen, whose unparalleled piloting prowess as a member of the Imperial German Army Air Service made him a World War I celebrity both in the air and on the ground. Vansant beautifully depicts the fearsome intelligence and mid-flight awareness that would earn Richthofen 80 air combat victories—from his rough beginnings, to the years he spent commanding Jasta 11 from the cockpit of his fabled red plane, to his eventual leadership of the infamous “Flying Circus,” named for the group’s colorful aircraft and mobile airfields.

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Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Social Studies, Young Adult
Copyright 2015
Publisher Quarto Publishing Group USA
Imprint Zenith Press — Quarto Library
Language English
Number of Pages 104
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS YAN012020, YAN025130
Dewey 940.4
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.5 x 9.5
Lexile 1020
Features Maps and Table of contents

Author, Illustrator: Wayne Vansant

Writer and artist Wayne Vansant was the primary artist for Marvel's The 'Nam for more than five years.