Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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

The Great War: Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War.  Candlewick Press  2015  283p  $19.99  ISBN 978-0-7636-7554-7  ms/hs  Historical fiction  E-BN  

Eleven acclaimed young-adult authors, including David Almond, Tracy Chevalier, Michael Morpurgo, and Marcus Sedgwick, contribute stories to this work honoring the beginning of World War I.  Each of the stories, ranging in theme from battles to the home front to post-war, is inspired by a wartime artifact.  A section at the end of the book describes each of the objects.  Black-and-white illustrations, often with descriptive captions, are found throughout the book. This story collection is a must-have for middle- and high-school libraries.

Summary: Eleven acclaimed young-adult authors present short stories inspired by wartime objects commemorating the beginning of World War I.        


Short stories                                               --Stephanie Pennucci

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