Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Great War

In this collection of short stories, popular authors like Michael Morpugo, John Boyne, and David Almond describe the ware experience from a variety of perspectives.  Each author used a different artifact from the WWI era as inspiration, and this leads to a wonderful and compelling variety of stories.

This collection takes the reader on a journey from the battlefront to the home front and beyond with an emphasis on the painful and sometimes unintentional consequences of war.

The book also has evocative illustrations by Jim Kay, illustrator of A Monster Calls, and an appendix with photographs and information about the objects used as inspiration for the stories.

This is a great pick for readers who want a different perspective on WWI, and inspire them to further research.

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