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Archie's War Paperback – 6 Mar 2014

4.8 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Age Range: 7 - 12 years
  • Publisher: Walker (6 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406352683
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406352689
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 0.6 x 30.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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enormous appeal Books For Keeps A beautiful treasure trove of facts about the Great War presented in a scrapbook style The School Run There is so much detail shown here and a fabulous variety of artefacts are depicted in the packed pages. As well as learning about the War, we learn so much about what life was like in the East End. The book is full of emotion and the presentation is an exciting way to engage and stimulate children; the highly visual presentation is really powerful and there is plenty to keep adults interested too. As a classroom resource, it will be brilliant - just imagine the way it can inspire displays! Parents in Touch Archie's War tells the story of the First World War from the viewpoint of Archie Albright, 10. Packed with comic strips, clippings and letters from his father and uncle who are fighting in France, this is a funny, touching and unique insight into life for a child during the war Sunday Express Packed with detail and presented in a lively and colourful way Carousel A captivating read ... gives a real flavour of the times ... it is beautifully presented with something for all ages and abilities to enjoy - it really is a joy to read Primary Times (North Yorkshire) and (West London) A funny, touching and unique insight into life for a child during the war International Express This wonderful large-format picture/novelty book tells you almost everything you need to know about the war. Archie is 10 years old in 1914, and this is scrap book of what happens to him and his family and neighbours over the next four years. It's packed with drawings and letters and fold-out cards and terribly sad stories. Not to be missed -- Tony Bradman The Guardian Portraying war through the eyes of a child in such a graphic way is superb for giving children a real insight into the effects of was on ordinary live ... full of emotion and the presentation is an exciting way to engage and stimulate children; the highly visual presentation is really powerful and there is plenty to keep adults interested too. As a classroom resource, it will be brilliant - just imagine the way it can inspire displays! Parents in Touch Packed with detail and presented in a lively and colourful way, with things to unfold and open. Don't be deceived by this cheerful approach; it is also one of the frankest accounts for this age range Carousel Innovative artwork...made very real the impact of war on the home front The School Librarian Inventive and ingenious Little London

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A funny and moving story of life during the First World War, told through the eyes of schoolboy Archie Albright.

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Extremely informative, enjoyed by grandchildren who had been discussing First World War at school
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What was it like to be a child growing up in an ordinary family during the First World War? Organised like a scrapbook, this exciting book tells of the big shapes of the conflict and the way the war years were experienced by thirteen-year-old Archie and his family in London. There is a broadly chronological organisation: the events and privations of the early stages of the war and how these impacted on Archie and his family; Uncle Teddy's experiences in the trenches; the bombing of London; the final stages of the conflict, and then peace. These are conveyed and made credible for young readers by the main linking narrative in Archie's `voice'. Marcia Williams shows that the comic strip form can convey the full range of human situations and emotions - not least in her depiction of the moving story of Nurse Edith Cavell.

The book's powerful visual impact makes it original and boundary breaking. Cartoons, photographs, visual jokes, mementoes, drawings and diagrams combine to provide a distinctive reading and learning experience.
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This is a fantastic book for children of about 8 years plus. I bought it for all three grandchildren aged 8 - 11 & all found it fascinating. It's funny & moving & gives a real insight into the life & thoughts of a child whose father is away fighting. The cartoons, lift-up flaps & photos add to the enjoyment. The companion book by the same author, My Secret War Diary, is written by Archie's daughter when he is fighting in France in WW2 and is equally good.
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I bought this book for my 9 year old grandson,whose called Archie,he was very taken with this fabulous book,so I'm now sending for the next one . It's so well put together and full of 'fun',extras opening envelopes,little jokes and a 'true ' depiction of Archie's War,put simply so a child can understand. I was over the moon with the whole thing and would recommend to anyone who has contact with teaching children or similar.
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Reading through the other reviews, you could be forgiven for thinking this is a book aimed at children....Oh, all right, it probably is, but adults will love this too. I'm happy to have it alonside my copies of The Wipers Times, The 1916 Experience, Trench Talk, An Officer's manual of the Western Front etc. It's been as valuable as the others for teaching me about the Great War.This book is great for introducing the war to children, and keeps adults fascinated from beginning to end too. History, facts and humour packed into one book. A masterpiece!
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Bought this for a non-fiction display task as part of my PGCE, I absolutely loved reading it and it actually taught me a thing or two! Could plan a wide range of cross curricular tasks for UKS2's from the various themes in the book, and some of the spreads and illustrations are great starting points for a class display. I loved it and will be buying the other books by the same author ready for when I go onto placement!
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I got this amazing book for my 6 years old son and consequently as a birthday present for several of his friends. They are all loving it, as do their wide families! If you are looking for an engaging stimulating book to make the history accessible for boys and girls of any age than go for it. It is a real gem!
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