The Great War

Various (Author) Jim Kay (Illustrator)
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140626
Product Type: Paperback Books
Age Groups: Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15

In a powerful collection, eleven internationally acclaimed writers draw on personal objects to bring the First World War to life for readers young and old.

A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the remarkable authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories that go to the heart of the human experience of World War I. Each author was invited to choose an object that had a connection to the war—a writing kit for David Almond, a helmet for Michael Morpurgo—and use it as the inspiration for an original short story. What results is an extraordinary collection, illustrated throughout by award-winning Jim Kay and featuring photographs of the objects with accounts of their history and the authors’ reasons for selecting them. This unique anthology provides young readers with a personal window into the Great War and the people affected by it, and serves as an invaluable resource for families and teachers alike.

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SKU 140626
ISBN 9781536208863
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 820L
Page Count 304
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Short Stories, Essays & Anthologies
Additional Contributor Jim Kay
Primary Contributor Various
Age Groups Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15
Publisher Candlewick Press