Now American history is more fun and easier to access for young readers! For 20 years, Chester the Crab has brought American history alive in a graphic novel format. This reader app will invigorate his storytelling into a living, growing, active set of stories you can purchase and read them on the go. MORE jokes! MORE details that the textbooks miss! MORE new panels to unlock when you visit some of America's most important historic sites! This format promises a more dynamic future for Chester's stories of the important past.
This app will be a platform for the ongoing Chester Comix project to:
* make available stories from the Chester Comix archive that have not seen print since the early 2000s.
* Add extra panels to stories that are in print, to give readers more fun and more facts.
* Add links within the story that take readers to safe and authoritative websites when they have internet connection, so that Chester's stories are not just a doorway to history but a research tool as well.
* Allow young people to download stories to read them later with or without an internet connection.
Digitizing Chester's stories for a mobile platform means more reluctant readers can find his inspiring fun and learn what they need to do well in school. Putting Chester Comix onto a smartphone puts him where young people are already reading their texts and social media.
* ABOUT THE AUTHOR -- Bentley Boyd graduated from Harvard University in 1990 with a cum laude degree in History and Literature. He has been a professional cartoonist for 20 years and is a passionate advocate for the use of the graphic novel format to excite reluctant readers about non-fiction material. Boyd lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, and makes full use of the surrounding historical resources to research, write and draw his books.
* ABOUT CHESTER COMIX -- Since 2003 Chester Comix LLC has offered graphic history adventures to young people. It currently has 32 titles in print. Sample pages are viewable at www.chestercomix.com, and free teachers guides are available at the website for most of the print titles.
* APP FEATURES -- Panel by panel view of the story; a story twice as long as the version that appears in the printed book; links to safe websites that give more detailed information about the scenes in the story; secret panels with more story get unlocked when the reader visits certain historic sites in the United States.
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Chester Comix is a free software application from the Kids subcategory, part of the Education category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2015-08-14. The program can be installed on iOS.
Chester Comix (version 4.0.3) has a file size of 16.78 MB and is available for download from our website.
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