War Is Over

byDavid AlmondIllustratorDavid Litchfield

May 12, 2020|
War Is Over by David Almond
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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?

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.
David Almond is the acclaimed author of many award-winning novels for children, including Skellig, The Tightrope Walkers, and The Tale of Angelino Brown. He has also collaborated with many celebrated artists, including Polly Dunbar, Dave McKean, and Oliver Jeffers, on fiction for younger readers. David Almond's books are beloved all ov...
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Title:War Is OverFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:128 pages, 8.13 X 5.63 X 0.56 inShipping dimensions:128 pages, 8.13 X 5.63 X 0.56 inPublished:May 12, 2020Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1536209864

ISBN - 13:9781536209860

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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