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A special lavishly illustrated new edition of Michael Foreman's classic story. It's 1914 when everything changes for a group of bys growing up and playing football in the Suffolk countryside. Far away, in a place called Sarajevo, an Archduke has been killed and a web of global events results in a call for all British men to do their duty 'for King and Country' and join the army to fight the germans overseas. the boys sign up for what sounds like an adventure and a chance to see the world. After basic training the boys sail to France where they find themselves fighting on the front line. Living in the trenches in constant fear for their lives is nothing like they expected and only a bombed-out wasteland, no-man's-land, separates their trences from those of their German enemies. then, on Christmas Day, something remarkable happens as the German and British armies stop fighting and meet in the middle of no-man's-land. the enemies talk, play football and become friends. But the war isn't over, the two sides resume fighting and the group of Suffolk lads are ordered to charge across no-man's-land... Ages 10+ Also available: War Boy (1843650878), After the War Was Over (1843650886), Farm Boy (1843650908) and Billy the Kid (184458366X). 190x260mm 96pp
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It's 1914 when everything changes for a group of boys growing up and playing football in the Suffolk countryside. Far away, in a place called Sarajevo, an Archduke has been killed and a web of global events results in a call for all British men to do their duty 'for King and Country' and join the army to fight the Germans overseas.

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 worked on a vast range of children's books, and has collaborated with Terry Jones on all of his books for children. His own books have won numerous awards, including the Kate Greenaway Award for War Boy and the Smarties Prize for War Game. More recently he has illustrated The Knight and the Squire and The Lady and the Squire, both by Terry Jones. He has also illustrated many classic stories including Peter Pan and Wendy, The Wind in the Willows and Classic Fairy Tales all published by Pavilion Children's Books.

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"'An unforgettable experience.' The Guardian"

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