The Eleventh Hour

October 15, 2018|
The Eleventh Hour by Jacques Goldstyn
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Jim and Jules are childhood friends, born on the same day in the same village. All their lives, Jim has been first — born two minutes before Jules, always faster, always stronger. When the First World War breaks out in Europe, the two young men enlist in the fight with 30,000 other Canadians.

On the Front, conditions aren’t epic and glorious but muddy and barbaric. Here, too, Jim is the first to attack. Jules is always two minutes behind: lagging in drills, missing the boat, handed chores instead of honors. On November 11, 1918, Jim and Jules are sent out to fight one last time. Jim, always first over the top of the trench, is shot and dies at 10:58am, two minutes before the Armistice takes effect at 11:00am.

Illustrated by political cartoonist and Letters to a Prisoner author Jacques Goldstyn and inspired by true events, this picture book is a simple, poignant, thought-provoking story to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the Armistice in 2018.
JACQUES GOLDSTYN is an illustrator and a political cartoonist. He is a regular contributor to the children’s magazine Les Débrouillards and his books include Letters to a Prisoner and Bertolt, both of which were chosen as a Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Books of 2017. He has twice won Le Grand Prix du journalisme indépendant for e...
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Title:The Eleventh HourFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:64 pages, 10 X 9 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:64 pages, 10 X 9 X 0.5 inPublished:October 15, 2018Publisher:Owlkids Books Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771473487

ISBN - 13:9781771473484

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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