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Lauer Learning Launches Historic Graphic Novel Based On the Hungarian Revolution Of 1956

Action-packed Comic Book Is Based On the Educational Computer Game FF56!

Roswell, GA – August 23, 2007 – ”Hungarian Freedom Fighters of ’56,” a historic graphic novel based on the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, was just released by Lauer Learning, the Atlanta-based multimedia educational company. The 104-page action-packed, historically-accurate graphic novel is one of a number of educational products the company has developed that combines technology and proven educational approaches with gameplay, compelling stories and images.

“We are excited to announce the publication of “Hungarian Freedom Fighters of ‘56.” It was created in the same vein as Maus and Persepolis, two historic and autobiographical graphic novels that revolutionized the concept of the historic graphic novel by depicting the Holocaust and a childhood in Iran,” said Andrea Lauer Rice, chief executive officer and founder of Lauer Learning. “The beauty of this type of graphic novel is that people can use it as an effective educational tool, but it is also just a great story, illustrated with fantastic artwork, punctuated with lots of action.”

Over the past two years, Lauer Learning has created a number of products around the Revolution of 1956, including two coffee-table books, an oral history website (www.FreedomFighter56.com) that collects personal testimonials from participants and observers of the 1956 revolution and a computer game, entitled “FF56!”

FF56! allows teens to step back in time to experience the events of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. The game creates a stimulating, interactive environment in which students learn history by interacting with historic figures, making decisions that impact the freedom fighters within the story and even viewing archival video footage from 1956. They are truly immersed in the story!

““Hungarian Freedom Fighters of ‘56” takes the reader through the same events of the computer game, though it is a different storytelling experience,” explained Lauer Rice. “Both the game and graphic novel are wonderful learning tools when used alone or in combination with one another.”

Lauer Rice developed ”Freedom Fighters” with an award-winning team of professionals lead by Peter Babakitis, who directed a team of freelance artists to illustrate the novel and Brian Narelle, an award-winning scriptwriter who co-authored the adventures of the three main characters with Lauer Rice.

Lauer Learning, was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Roswell, Ga. It offers unique learning experiences to young people while teaching them about foreign languages, cultures and historic events. Go to www.LauerLearning.com to get additional information or to purchase either FF’6! or ‘Hungarian Freedom Fighters of ’56’.

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