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The machine gunners (40th anniversary [edition])

By: Westall, Robert

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144728416X / 9781447284161
Paperback
07/05/2015
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United Kingdom
20 cm 206 pages
Children's (6-12)  Learn More
Quiz No: 200319, Points 7.00, Book Level 4.80,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. This edition originally published: 1975.

'Some bright kid's got a gun and 2000 rounds of live ammo. And that gun's no pea-shooter. It'll go through a brick wall at a quarter of a mile.' Chas McGill has the second-best collection of war souvenirs in Garmouth, and he desperately wants it to be the best.

When he stumbles across the remains of a German bomber crashed in the woods - its shiny, black machine-gun still intact - he grabs his chance.

Soon he's masterminding his own war effort with dangerous and unexpected results . . . The Machine Gunners is Robert Westall's gripping first novel for children set during World War Two and winner of the Carnegie Medal.

Now with a brilliant cover look celebrating its fortieth anniversary.

Includes a bonus short story - 'The Haunting of Chas McGill' - and an extended biography of the author.

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YFB General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

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