This addition to the Treasury of Victorian Murder series delves into the minds of the family notoriously known as the Bloody Benders, and with black-and-white graphics explores just a piece of their murderous journey through the wild west in the late 19th Century.
This great graphic novel invites fantastic discussion based simply on:
Ø Speculate on who the Bloody Benders are, where they are from, where they went, and what they did!
Ø Describe how the town reacts to the drama going on in town.
Ø Describe how the time period and geographical nature of the Kansas Frontier affect the events of the story.
Ø How might the story of the Bloody Benders have been exaggerated over time? How much of these events do you believe are true?
Snack ideas: Mmm… something bloody??
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