The Great War

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ISBN-13: 9781536208863
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The Great War
Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War

author: Various
illustrator: Jim Kay

A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories that go to the heart of the human experience of World War I. What results is an extraordinary collection, illustrated throughout by award-winning artist 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.

With contributions by:
David Almond
John Boyne
Tracy Chevalier
Timothée de Fombelle
Ursula Dubosarsky
Adèle Geras
A. L. Kennedy
Michael Morpurgo
Marcus Sedgwick
Tanya Lee Stone
Sheena Wilkinson

“Eleven authors mark the centenary of WWI with original short stories that are simultaneously poignant, thought-provoking, and relevant.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Middle Grade Anthology / Paperback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
304 / 6 3/8" x 8 3/16"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
Historical; Short Stories;
author’s comments:
Contributors: David Almond, Michael Morpurgo, John Boyne, AL Kennedy, Marcus Sedgewick, Adele Geras,Tracy Chevalier Sheena Wilkinson, Ursula Dubrovsky, Timothee de Fombelle, and Tanya Lee Stone.
illustrator’s comments:
Jim Kay is the illustrator of Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls, for which he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal, and George McGavin’s Bugs. He studied illustration and worked in the archives of the Tate Gallery and the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, two experiences that heavily influence his work. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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