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War is over

Author: David Almond; David Litchfield
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020 ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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It's 1918, and war is everywhere. John's father is fighting in the trenches far away in France, while his mother works in a menacing munitions factory just along the road. 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 has an impossible moment: a dreamlike meeting with a German boy named Jan. John catches a glimpse of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Almond; David Litchfield
ISBN: 9781536209860 1536209864
OCLC Number: 1154011277
Notes: "Originally published by Hachette Children's Group (U.K.) 2018" -- Title page verso.
Description: 115 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: David Almond ; illustrated by David Litchfield.

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It's 1918, and war is everywhere. John's father is fighting in the trenches far away in France, while his mother works in a menacing munitions factory just along the road. 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 has an impossible moment: a dreamlike meeting with a German boy named Jan. John catches a glimpse of a better world, in which children like Jan and himself can one day scatter the seeds of peace.--description provided by publisher.

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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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