Cover image for Life in the Army Special Forces
Title:
Life in the Army Special Forces
Author:
Kennedy, Robert C.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Explains how special forces soldiers are chosen and trained, the different kinds of missions for which they are used, how special forces teams are organized, and the specific functions they perform.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
840 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.3 1.0 54061.

Reading Counts RC High School 7.6 4 Quiz: 22562 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780516233505

9780516235509
Format :
Book

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The On Duty series celebrates the exciting and rewarding life in the armed forces. Written in easy-to-understand language, each book offers readers a panoramic view of the work, responsibilities, and opportunities to be expected by a member of the army, navy, marine, and air force branches of the military.


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Each book is clearly written using simple sentences and familiar vocabulary. Brilliant color photos, fascinating sidebars, and user-friendly fact boxes, charts, and tables highlight key information in the text.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-8-Attention-grabbing covers will attract readers to these hi/lo offerings. The introductions give a brief history of their topics; four short chapters then describe the roles of pilots and Special Forces teams, respectively, their qualifications and requirements, their training, and their missions. The format is inviting with half- to full-page color action photos. Acronyms and technical terms are defined in the text. The chapter titles and subheadings, printed in terra-cotta ink in a font that looks as though it were created on an old typewriter with a worn ribbon, do not enhance the format. Air Force has some accuracy problems. The four-engine prop planes shown in one photo are definitely not the World War I vintage biplanes mentioned in the text or implied in the caption. Reference is made to Largely AFB, VA, when it probably means Langley AFB. The caption accompanying a photo of the Air Force Academy states that it is located in Chapel, CO. Special Forces appears to be more accurate. These are not priority purchases, but could be useful where there is a need.-Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-8-Attention-grabbing covers will attract readers to these hi/lo offerings. The introductions give a brief history of their topics; four short chapters then describe the roles of pilots and Special Forces teams, respectively, their qualifications and requirements, their training, and their missions. The format is inviting with half- to full-page color action photos. Acronyms and technical terms are defined in the text. The chapter titles and subheadings, printed in terra-cotta ink in a font that looks as though it were created on an old typewriter with a worn ribbon, do not enhance the format. Air Force has some accuracy problems. The four-engine prop planes shown in one photo are definitely not the World War I vintage biplanes mentioned in the text or implied in the caption. Reference is made to Largely AFB, VA, when it probably means Langley AFB. The caption accompanying a photo of the Air Force Academy states that it is located in Chapel, CO. Special Forces appears to be more accurate. These are not priority purchases, but could be useful where there is a need.-Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
1 What Special Forces Teams Dop. 6
2 Choosing and Training a Special Forces Soldierp. 14
3 The A Teamp. 20
4 Special Forces Missionsp. 27
New Wordsp. 44
For Further Readingp. 45
Resourcesp. 46
Indexp. 47
About the Authorp. 48
Introductionp. 4
1 What Special Forces Teams Dop. 6
2 Choosing and Training a Special Forces Soldierp. 14
3 The A Teamp. 20
4 Special Forces Missionsp. 27
New Wordsp. 44
For Further Readingp. 45
Resourcesp. 46
Indexp. 47
About the Authorp. 48

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