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War is over

Author: David Almond; David Litchfield
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Candlewick Press 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John's dad is fighting in the trenches far away in France. His mum works in the munitions factory. 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 catches a glimpse of a better world, in which children from all nations can come together, and scatter the seeds of peace.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Juvenile works
War stories
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Almond; David Litchfield
ISBN: 9781536209860 1536209864
OCLC Number: 1156348284
Description: 128 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: David Almond ; illustrated by David Litchfield.

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John's dad is fighting in the trenches far away in France. His mum works in the munitions factory. 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 catches a glimpse of a better world, in which children from all nations can come together, and scatter the seeds of peace.

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A powerful short book about war

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2020-06-09) Excellent Permalink

Told from the perspective of a young boy whose father is serving in the military and whose mother works a dangerous job in a munitions factory, this book highlights the pain and apparent pointlessness of war.  John tries to do his part---staying brave, working hard at home and school, and trying...
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