The Great War: Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War

Posted on centenarynews.com on 06 November 2014
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Author: Various
Publication Date: 03 July 2014

Publisher's Description:

'A moving anthology of stories inspired by objects from the First World War, illustrated by Jim Kay.

The Great War is a powerful collection of stories by bestselling authors, each inspired by a different object from the First World War. From a soldier's writing case to the nose of a Zeppelin bomb, each object illuminates an aspect of life during the war, and each story reminds us of the millions of individual lives that were changed forever by the four years of fighting. This remarkable book is illustrated by the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Jim Kay. Featuring new work from: AL Kennedy, Tracy Chevalier, Michael Morpurgo, David Almond, Marcus Sedgwick, Adele Geras, Ursula Dubosarsky, John Boyne, Timothée de Fombelle, Sheena Wilkinson and Tanya Lee Stone.'

Centenary News Comment:

This is a moving anthology for readers of all ages. The stories spring from sometimes the most everyday sources, such as school magazines or a toy soldier, and are woven with such delicacy to bring aspects of the war to life. Featuring stories from some of the great children's writers - Almond, Morpurgo and Geras - The Great War is an accessible anthology not to be missed.

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