Charlie Wilcox's Great War

Mass Market Paperback | February 11, 2003

bySHARON E MCKAY

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The year is 1918. Charlie Wilcox, now 17 years old, tall, broad and mature beyond his years, returns home to Brigus, Newfoundland. He is a man now, his childhood left behind on the battlefields of France and Belgium. And he is burdened by a secret, one he fears will inflict terrible grief on the village and people he loves—people who have already suffered so much because of the Great War.

Waiting for him are his parents, Sam and Lucy Wilcox, and old friends Lily Mackenzie and Mac Daniels. We meet new characters, too: Helena, a beguiling beauty with chocolate eyes; Tom, a stretcher bearer, hardened by his years in the trenches; and Frank, a mischievous prankster.

Then there is Claire. The girl he left had eyes like pies and a face like an egg. But the young woman before him is a beauty—and she is angry. Why? She asks. Why did Charlie stay away so long? And why did so many have to die? Claire, like the rest of Brigus, wants answers.

Charlie Wilcox's Great War is the unforgettable story of a boy's quest to find his courage and fulfil his destiny—a destiny hard-won on the great battlefields of Europe. But was the cost too high?

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The year is 1918. Charlie Wilcox, now 17 years old, tall, broad and mature beyond his years, returns home to Brigus, Newfoundland. He is a man now, his childhood left behind on the battlefields of France and Belgium. And he is burdened by a secret, one he fears will inflict terrible grief on the village and people he loves—people who h...

Sharon McKay is an award-winning author of many books for parents and children, including Penelope from the Our Canadian Girl series. Her first young adult novel, Charlie Wilcox, won the Geoffrey Bilson Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award. Charlie Wilcox's Great War, the sequel, was no...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7 × 4.5 × 0.61 inPublished:February 11, 2003Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143014714

ISBN - 13:9780143014713

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Alright It was a pretty descent book about a boy's experience being accidentally sent to fight in World War 1. Not my type of book, though.
Date published: 2008-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book!!! This book is awsome. It is very deep and exiting. Every page was like a new adventure. I read it and my heart broke when one of the charecters died. I lent this book to a friend and she came back crying the next day. It is a great book for all those people who love historical fiction. But dont forget to read the first book!!
Date published: 2004-05-18