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War Game

Written by Michael Foreman

Illustrated by Michael Foreman

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It was Christmas Day in the trenches in France during World War One and a remarkable football match took place. British and German soldiers put down their weapons and took up a game of football instead. For one day, the enemies are friends: they talk and play instead of fighting. But, the war isn’t over and next day they pick up their weapons and the lads from Suffolk are ordered to go over the top…An astonishing story beautifully told in words and pictures…

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Winner of the prestigious Smarties Prize, this unputdownable, yet at times harrowing story of a group of boys from Suffolk who sign up to fight in World War One is a classic.  Written in memory of his Uncle who died during World War One this is probably the best children’s book for a youngster to read and begin to understand what his or her ancestors’ sacrificed their lives for to bring peace and prosperity to this country.  It’s a masterpiece.

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War Game Synopsis

A partly fictionalised account of three men's involvement in the true story of the football game played between German and English troops in no man's land on Christmas Day in 1914. This book begins with the game in the fields of Suffolk, and follows their journey to the fields of Flanders and the realisation of their dream to play for England.

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ISBN: 9781843650898
Publication date: 23/10/2006
Publisher: Anova Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781843650898
Publication date: 23rd October 2006
Author: Michael Foreman
Illustrator: Michael Foreman
Publisher: Anova Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers

About Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman was our Guest Editor in March 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing. Michael Foreman was born in Suffolk in 1938, and studied at Lowestoft School of Art, St Martin’s, London, and the Royal College of Art, where he won a scholarship to the USA in 1963. He has worked as an Art Director at Playboy and King magazines and still works as Art Editor of the literary journal Ambit. He has also made animated films in Scandinavia and for the BBC. His first book, The General, (a picture book published in 1961), dealt ...

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