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War is over

By: Almond, David Litchfield, David(Illustrated by)

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1444940317 / 9781444940312
Paperback
823.92
03/10/2019
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England
20 cm 115 pages : illustrations (black and white)
General (US: Trade)  Learn More Children / Juvenile
Reprint. Originally published: 2018.

From the bestselling, award-winning author of SKELLIG comes a vivid and moving story, beautifully illustrated, which commemorates the hundred-year anniversary of the end of the First World War. "I am just a child," says John. "How can I be at war?"It's 1918, and war is everywhere.

John's dad is fighting in the trenches far away in France.

His mum works in the munitions factory just along the road.

His teacher says that John is fighting, too, that he is at war with enemy children in Germany.

One day, in the wild woods outside town, John has an impossible moment: a meeting with a German boy named Jan.

John catches a glimpse of a better world, in which children like Jan and himself can come together, and scatter the seeds of peace.

Gorgeously illustrated by David Litchfield, this is a book to treasure.

BIC:

4KHJ For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, 5AK Interest age: from c 9 years, FJMF First World War fiction, HBWN First World War, YFH Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

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