One Boy's War

One Boy's War

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By (author) Lynn Huggins-Cooper, Illustrated by Ian Benfold Haywood

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  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 234mm x 270mm x 4mm | 180g
  • Publication date: 21 October 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847801269
  • ISBN 13: 9781847801265
  • Illustrations note: colour Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 28,787

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Sixteen-year-old Sydney is overwhelmed by the excitement of the 1914 recruitment campaigns and the bravado of men leaving for the Great War. Bursting with enthusiasm, he runs away to join up, but soon finds himself a long way from home in a frontline trench where reality - and the rats - begin to bite. Told through Sydney's optimistic letters home and his journal, this is his honest portrayal of the disillusionment and degradation of life and death in the trenches of World War I. 'Find room for this indictment of the First World War' - Bookseller

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Author information

Lynn Huggins-Cooper has published over 100 books for children, including picture books, educational and nonfiction titles. She is the author of multiple revision guides and workbooks on maths, science, and technology, including the popular Letts Magical Skills books. IAN BENFOLD HAYWooD studied Fine Art at the Nottingham School of Art and Design and Illustration at the North Wales School of Art & Design. He has painted in Spain, worked as a community artist and been an art teacher, been marketing manager for a Japanese company and established his own business supplying components to the major audio-logical manufacturers in Europe - as well as illustrating a number of children's books. Ian lives in Chester.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this realistic and amazing picture book which reproduces letters on some pages and has soft, glossy paper. It brings the war to life and tells the story of a real boy and many others like him who went to war in 1914. Sofia Hurtado (age 11) Ibby Link