Dazzle Ships

An unlikely tale of history, war, and maritime ingenuity!

By Chris Barton Read by Johnny Heller History - Other / Juvenile Nonfiction / Maritime English, Unabridged 23m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							During World War I, British and American ships were painted with bold colors and crazy patterns from bow to stern. Why would anyone put such eye-catching designs on ships? 

Desperate to protect ships from German torpedo attacks, British lieutenant-commander Norman Wilkinson proposed what became known as dazzle. These stunning patterns and colors were meant to confuse the enemy about a ship's speed and direction. By the end of the war, more than four thousand ships had been painted with these mesmerizing designs. 

Author Chris Barton and illustrator Victo Ngai vividly bring to life this little-known story of how the unlikely and the improbable became just plain dazzling.

Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books; New York Public Library Best Books for Kids; Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book; Dilys Evans Founder's Award - Awards

"[A] conversational, compelling, and arresting story..." - Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review

"...a fascinating selection that will captivate...especially war story enthusiasts." - School Library Journal, Starred Review