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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books; New Ed edition (23 Oct 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843650878
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843650874
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 1 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,254 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Michael Foreman's numerous books for children have earned him widespread recognition as one of the world's leading illustrators. He has regularly collaborated with Terry Jones, Michael Morpurgo and others while several of his own books are also considered modern classics. Titles include War Boy, War Game, Terry Jones Animal Tales, Michael Morpurgo's Farm Boy and Treasure Island.

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Curran on 5 Dec 2007
I bought this book for my six year old son, as well as After The War Was Over. Both are perfect for dipping into and inspire endless discussions about what life was like in 'olden times' This book combines a personal story with factual information and wonderful illustrations. Perfect for children who are ready to progress from picture books to chapter books in terms of content but who like the reassurance of plenty to look at in a book as well as words. A great introduction to history and supports the national curriculum, my older son found it very useful during Year 5 as a reference book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 17 Jan 2010
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I bought this book for my son who is studying WW2 at school this term. It really appealed to him because it is the story of a boy his age. The illustrations are beautiful and the little information panels are fascinating. I bought another copy and gave it to my grandfather who was a boy in the war and he loved it too. Worth every penny - a book to keep.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Rasbery on 19 Oct 2010
I bought because I'd heard good coments about it and it's about the town where I was born, it's writen for children I enjoyed it very much and have since bought the second book AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER .The war had been over three years when I was born so alot of what is described had n't changed a great deal .Think all children should read it .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jessica on 19 Mar 2012
This book has been an enormous success. My 9 year old son is fascinated by the war, an interest far and away superseded by that of his Grandad who was the age of the boy in the book, and the age of my son, during the war, so they have shared some really magical times looking at the pictures, and reading the apparently very informative and accurate text, on which my father was able to elaborate with captivating personal stories. All round a great hit, and would recommend to anyone interested in the Second World War.
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By ronald urquhart on 6 Oct 2013
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Bought for grandson aged 9 for school project. Excellent illustrations delicately coloured. The story beautifully written and very moving at the same time full of facts,
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By JACKIE GRIFFIN on 21 Aug 2013
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REALLY WELL WRITTEN BOOK AND MY 8 YEAR OLD FINDS IT EASY READING TOO. LOTS OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE WAR DAYS AND VERY CHILD FRIENDLY.
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Charming memories of wartime from a child's view. Rings true, easily read, brings a smile to your face. Very enjoyable - highly recommended!
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I bought this book as a teacher as I wanted to use it as a starting point for my topic work about World War 2 evacuees. Unfortunately it came too late, but I loved all the information it gave and the beautiful illustrations (drawings and water colours) which i did use as the basis of some art work with the children. Will definitely use it more next time. A lovely book as a present too.
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