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Science Comics: Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield by [Koch, Falynn]
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From School Library Journal

Gr 4–8—With bold and colorful graphics, Koch tackles the complex world of germs and the human body's incredible immune system, which is designed to combat them. In this title that's reminiscent of the "Magic School Bus" series, scientist Elena uses a futuristic interactive technology that enables her to verbally communicate with viruses, bacteria, and leukocytes. Elena is able to simulate situations involving pathogens and the human body to explain to readers how the two interact as well as call forth various historically significant incidents involving disease (such as the Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic of 1793). Readers learn about the different types of germs (protozoa, fungi, bacteria, and viruses), the role of vectors in the spread of disease, and how leukocytes (white blood cells) fight germs. Initially the narrative is somewhat confusing to follow. However, it soon becomes clear that Elena's goal is to convince a yellow fever virus and a bubonic plague bacteria (both anthropomorphized) to join forces with scientists to create vaccines and potentially combat other deadly germs. VERDICT This useful introduction to the topic of disease and immunity is recommended for graphic novel enthusiasts or as a companion text in science classes.—Ragan O'Malley, Saint Ann's School, Brooklyn

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"Like having a Time Life Science Library in comic books. Which is awesome!" ―Popular Science

"This useful introduction to the topic of disease and immunity is recommended for graphic novel enthusiasts or as a companion text in science classes." ―School and Library Journal


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  • File Size: 184430 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: First Second (August 29, 2017)
  • Publication Date: August 29, 2017
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B074MCBLDJ
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