The Great War: Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War

The Great War: Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War

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Overview

In a powerful collection, eleven internationally acclaimed fiction writers draw on personal objects to bring the First World War to life for listeners of all ages.

A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the remarkable authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories that go to the heart of the human experience of World War I. Each author was invited to choose an object that had a connection to the war—a writing kit for David Almond, a helmet for Michael Morpurgo—and use it as the inspiration for an original short story. What results is an extraordinary collection, illustrated throughout by the award-winning Jim Kay and featuring photographs of the objects with accounts of their history and the authors' reasons for selecting them. A blend of fiction and real-life events, this unique anthology provides young readers with a personal window into the Great War and the people affected by it, and serves as an invaulable resource for families and teachers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501215865
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Jim Kay is the illustrator of Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls, for which he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal, and George McGavin’s Bugs. He studied illustration and worked in the archives of the Tate Gallery and the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, two experiences that heavily influence his work. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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