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War is Over



by
David Almond
illustrated by
David Litchfield

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Candlewick
Imprint
Candlewick
ISBN
9781536209860
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War , Violence: Mild Violence , Language: Mild Language
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I am just a child. How can I be at war?

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.

David Almond brings his ineffable sensibility to a poignant tale of the effects of war on children, interwoven with David Litchfield's gorgeous black-and-white illustrations.Black-and-white illustrations done in pen, ink, and watercolor.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War , Violence: Mild Violence , Language: Mild Language

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

128

Trim Size

7 2/3" x 5 1/4"

Dewey

F

AR

4.1: points 1

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Aug 2020

Book Genres

Historical Fiction

Topics

World War I (1914–1918). Munition factories. Schools. Field trips. Pacifism. Family. England.

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