War Is Over

by David Almond
illustrated by David Litchfield

Ref: 16197

"Dear Jan, I am a boy like you. I am not at war with you. You are not at war with me. Your friend, John". 1918. World War I rages. John's Dad is away fighting in France. Mum works in the local munitions factory. John writes to Buckingham Palace and asks when the war will end. There is no reply. Him and his friends start to ask questions, in particular: what does it mean when the adults state blithely, "We are at war". "Who is the 'we'?", the children wonder; certainly it is not them, the children. A powerful indictment of war through the eyes of the young with beautifully stark black and white illustrations. Written to commemorate 100 years of the end of the First World War. 'A great anti-war message' (Fiona, School Librarian, LL reviewer). Age 9-12, Paperback 119pp



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