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An Anty-War Story

Written by Tony Ross

An Anty-War Story Synopsis

The only ant with his own name, Douglas is born into the wonderful Antworld and dreams of one day joining the line to hunt out food. But his superiors have other plans for him: Douglas is to be a soldier. They tell him his job is all about parading, waving flags and wearing a uniform, but Douglas is about to discover that there is no glory in war. A humbling perspective on the First World War from master-storyteller Tony Ross. 'Uncompromisingly powerful' GUARDIAN 'Layered and shocking; to be read with the knowledge that a conversation on war will surely follow' KIRKUS 'the perfect way to address the idea of war with children' ASSOCIATION OF ILLUSTRATORS

An Anty-War Story Press Reviews

Uncompromisingly powerful -- Imogen Russell Williams * The Guardian * Layered and shocking; to be read with the knowledge that a conversation on war will surely follow. * Kirkus Reviews * [A] slim book wielding disproportionate power -- Imogen Russell Williams * Times Literary Supplement * ...you fall in love with Douglas straight away...I'd recommend An Anty-War Story as the perfect way to address the idea of war with children. * Association of Illustrators *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783447664
Publication date: 1st October 2019
Author: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Tony Ross

Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He is perhaps best known for his much-loved Little Princess series, which has been adapted for TV and is currently showing on Channel 5s Milkshake, and for his collaboration on David Walliams' best-selling children's books. Tony's books have been shortlisted for the The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Slug Needs a Hug) and the Kate Greenaway (Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers), and Tadpole's Promise won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize. He has been named as the best-selling illustrator in the UK for ...

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