Charlie's War Illustrated: Remembering World War One by Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom


Charlie's War Illustrated: Remembering World War One by Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom

Mick Manning's grandfather joined the army in 1914 and served right through World War One. Fighting in the artillery on the front line in Egypt, Palestine and France, Charlie lived to tell his tale. Here Mick and Brita tell us about Charlie's War, illustrating his story with stunning artwork, period scraps and artefacts. They movingly bring alive for children the 'war to end all wars', from the trenches and the guns to the friendships and songs the soliders shared. Produced in association with the Imperial War Museum, this is a wonderful resource for readers aged 6 and up and was nominated for the 2014 English 4-11 picture book awards. Tail-End Charlie, a previous Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom title, was shortlisted for both the Carnegie and the Blue Peter Prize. 'Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom's approach to non-fiction for younger children has revolutionised our bookshelves.' The Scotsman


32 thoughtfully and attractively designed pages include appealing bite-sized chunks of text, photographs, cartoons, cigarette cards and good full colour illustrations... highly recommended. English Association Lively and compelling. Carousel Full of pictures, photographs, maps and ephemera... this is an excellent introduction to, and moving account of, the Great War as it affected one family through generations. The Scotsman Moving and informative... interspersed with real ephemera, photos and postcards, adding authenticity to the account. WRD Magazine

About the Author

Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom

Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom have been writing and illustrating children's books together for over fifteen years. Specialising in fun, lively non-fiction picture books, they have perfected their unique approach, sharing the illustrations between them and mixing up words and pictures in all sorts of inventive and delightful ways. They have won numerous awards and their books are published internationally in over 15 languages.

Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders and have 4 sons.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

13th February 2014



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