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The Great War : Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War - Various

The Great War

Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War

Paperback

Published: 1st November 2016
For Ages: 9+ years old
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A moving anthology of stories inspired by objects from the First World War, illustrated by Jim Kay.

The Great War is a powerful collection of stories by bestselling authors, each inspired by a different object from the First World War. From a soldier's writing case to the nose of a Zeppelin bomb, each object illuminates an aspect of life during the war, and each story reminds us of the millions of individual lives that were changed forever by the four years of fighting. This remarkable book is illustrated by the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Jim Kay. Featuring new work from: AL Kennedy, Tracy Chevalier, Michael Morpurgo, David Almond, Marcus Sedgwick, Adele Geras, Ursula Dubosarsky, John Boyne, Timoth e de Fombelle, Sheena Wilkinson and Tanya Lee Stone.

About the Author

Jim Kay worked in the archives of Tate Britain and the Royal Botanic Gardens before becoming a full-time illustrator. He won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012 for his illustrations for Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls. More recently, Jim contributed an installation to the V&A Museum's Memory Palace exhibition, and was chosen by J. K. Rowling to illustrate the full-colour editions of the Harry Potter series. He lives in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

One of the most intriguing First World War titles -- The Bookseller

Provides a tangible link to the past ... the stories bring alive the profound effect of the 1914-18 years -- Julia Eccleshare The Guardian

A stellar list of contributors and Jim Kay's atmospheric illustrations are wonderful -- Tony Bradman The Guardian

[A] stimulating and moving collection of stories about the First World War... Stories encompass both world wars, the home front and the trenches, realism and imaginary friends. Michael Morpurgo triggers tears. Tanya Lee Stone writes blank verse, in the rhythm of jazz, to relate the experience of a horn player from Harlem. And Jim Kay's angular illustrations convey both atmosphere and fact. -- Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times

The eleven authors are top quality, including Michael Morpurgo, John Boyne, Timothee de Fombelle, A. J. Kennedy and Marcus Sedgwick. The stories are very diverse in scope, tone and treatment... The stories are very diverse in scope, tone and treatment... Special mention must go to Jim Kay, whose fragmented black and white illustrations complement the stories perfectly. For confident readers of eleven plus. Highly recommended. -- The Historical Novel Society

ISBN: 9781406370713
ISBN-10: 1406370711
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st November 2016
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 16.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.67