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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books; Special 100th Anniversary of WW1 ed edition (14 Mar 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843651785
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843651789
  • Product Dimensions: 29.4 x 21.2 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Travelling Student on 19 Oct 2012
Format: Paperback
I was nine when this book came out nearly 20 years ago. We had it read to us in class and I got a copy for Christmas. I still have it on my bookshelf, one of the very few books I have kept from my childhood. It is simply told, well illustrated with watercolours and touches on themes that children will pick up on and have opinions about: war, friendship, family, history, etc. The last few pages together make up one of the most emotional and memorable endings to a book I can think of, and there are barely any words. They are not needed by that point. Great for teachers of 8 - 11 year olds and great for parents looking for a story with more depth than ones with kittens and bunnies running around smiling at each other. And just a nice a book to read and own for any reader. Buy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 April 2002
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War Game
By Michael Foreman
Join four young Suffolk boys as they experience the truth about war! Will, Freddy, Lacey and Billy think of war as a game and a way to earn honour, will they learn the truth before it is too late?…
Take a realistic adventure with the boys as they discover the truth about WAR and life in the trenches.
In memory of Michael Foreman’s uncles this is a five star 10/10 book with an unforgettable story line, brilliant illustrations and amazing facts, an award winning book by an award winning author,
*****
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lyns1456 on 20 Oct 2010
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We found the book War Game absolutely amazing. Michael Foreman is a genius writer.
The book is about four teenage boys who after a game of football on the village green decide to join the army to fight in World War 1.
The boys believe that it will be a short adventure, where they will have lots of fun.
Unfortunately, the adventure lasts several years and the highlight for the four friends is a memorable game of football played against the enemy on no-mans land.
We whole heartedly recommend this book to you to read. Not only was it a quality story, but it helped us with our learning about the world wars.
We think that you need to be over 8 years of age to understand the story.
It's a book that we will never give away and that we talk about a lot.
We found parts of the book quite emotional and our teacher nearly cried when she read it to us.
Definitely a 5 star book, but we would like to give it 10!

Mrs B's Literacy Group. Richmond Hill Primary School Doncaster
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gabriela4b on 28 July 2013
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This is a really good story to help children visualise what it might have been like in the 1st World War in the trenches. It is a sad ending, but my class really enjoyed it and did some great writing afterwards.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Lucas TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Feb 2013
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What a beautiful book. I bought this as a gift for my son's friend, who loves anything to do with WW1. I did warn his mum that there isn't a happy ending, though - as the little boy is only 7, and I didn't want to upset him. The book is just gorgeous - such lovely illustrations and something that I think all children should know about - 'our' history.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CG on 27 Nov 2012
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Poignant children's novel set during the first months of WW1. Beautifully illustrated in colour. My class enjoyed reading this story especially as it referred to the Christmas Day Truce in the trenches.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Diane100 on 6 Dec 2011
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As a teacher I wanted this book to do some work with our KS2 children on Remembrance Day. I knew this story vaguely and someone recommended the book. Reading it is very emotional and the way it is written and the pictures are a work of art. Can't help but have a little cry. It is one of those books everyone should read and sums up the absolute stupidity and futility of war. Beautiful book to treasure.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 April 2002
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War Game Review.
When I read War Game, it made me realise what a terrible war the First World War was. The soldiers had to put up with awful conditions, such as the trenches were soggy, disgusting places to hide. It was sad to see the villagers bombed and their homes destroyed.
I thought that the pictures were very detailed and helped you to understand more about the war. The use of posters made the book more interesting.
The description was very good because of the effective use of vocabulary and the book also helps teach you more about the First World War.
Finally, War Game makes you realise how shocking the First World War was.
By Lisa.
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