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War And Peas [Paperback]

Michael Foreman
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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28 Mar 2002

King Lion is sad because it has not rained in his country for too long, and now not ony will nothing grow, but also the land is too hard to dig. He decides to ask his rich (fat) neighbour for help. But he is mistaken for a beggar and a robber, and is pursued home by Fat King and his army . . . and his supply trucks. The soldiers in their trucks are so heavy, that hey leave deep ruts in the land, and when it finally rains the land is well prepared for seeds.

It's War, but not as we know it - or should that be Peace? Or even peas?!!

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen; New edition edition (28 Mar 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842700839
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842700839
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 18.6 x 27.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Michael Foreman's numerous books for children have earned him widespread recognition as one of the world's most celebrated illustrators. He has worked on a vast range of children's books, and has collaborated with many great authors including Michael Morpurgo and Terry Jones. He also writes and illustrates his own books, including 'War Boy' and 'War Game' - winners of the Kate Greenaway Award and Smarties Book Prize respectively - and 'After the War was Over'. Michael has also illustrated many classic children's books including 'Treasure Island', 'Peter Pan and Wendy', 'The Wind in the Willows' and 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.

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"Michael Foreman conjures art to enchant."

Book Description

A new Andersen Press edition of a classic early picture book by the acclaimed author and illustrator Michael Foreman.

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
King Lion's country has barren ground and while the birds set off in search of peas, he visits the neighbouring country, which has mountains of plenty, to ask for help. However the Fat King that rules the land of plenty orders his army to chase King Lion and his men away, right back across the infertile land. The invading fat army ploughs the land with its convoy and the returning birds drop peas on the supply train of the invading army. It's a great story with strong underlying messages about helping others, and sharing what you have. The pictures are great, humourous illustrations with superimposed mountains which are photos of cakes and buns. A lovely touch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for school 12 Mar 2011
Use this book with my primary 4/5 class as a basis for a series of PDMU lessons on War and peace in Northern Ireland. The children always enjoy this book with it's great morals.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book 12 Oct 2010
Brought this book as I wanted to use Micheal Foreman in the classroom with my year 5's. My children loved his stories and particularly liked this one. Yes even my boys were enthused!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 12 Feb 2014
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I remember this book being my favourite as a little girl, even if I didn't quite understand all the sub text. I hope to share it with my little one now.
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