War Is Over

War Is Over by David Almond 1536209864 9781536209860
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Transcending its time and period, this moving and lyrical story, beautifully illustrated, explores the fear and hope of children in time of war.

I am just a child. How can I be at war?

Its 1918, and war is everywhere. Johns 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. David Almond brings his ineffable sensibility to a poignant tale of the effects of war on children, interwoven with David Litchfields gorgeous black-and-white illustrations.

Author: David Almond

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 128

Publisher: Candlewick

Publication Date: 2020-05-12


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