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A poignant and fascinating anthology of tales to remember and commemorate the fallen of The Great War and those who survived the conflict and its aftermath. Collaborating with a wealth of experienced writers including Malorie Blackman, Geraldine McCaughrean and Oisin McGann, Tony Bradman has collated the definitive First World War collection – showing the horror and futility of war as well as moments of camaraderie and friendship.
A note from the editor, Tony Bradman “the best way to remember the war is through the words of writers. This is something Wilfred Owen himself recognised. He wrote that 'truthful poets must be truthful', and by this I think he meant that the truth of what happened is to be found in the poems and stories written about it. That's where you'll find an understanding of the impact of the war on people who lived through it and who came after.”
In remembrance of the First World War, Orchard Books and Tony Bradman have compiled Stories of World War One, an anthology which looks at the way the war affected the world in which it was fought. Stories of World War One looks at the soldiers who enlisted, life in the trenches, the woman and children left at home and the various types of struggles faced by different types of soldiers – from Indian to Irish.
“The characters and perspectives are varied, forming a true cross-section of those involved in the conflict. All stories are easy to read, tailored to the YA audience- many of the narrators are 17 or under, telling their own War experiences. It's easy to understand the early motivations of the naive, the uninformed and those with no options, and it's easy to empathise with them, knowing that they think they are doing the right thing. There are a lot of female characters, narrators and voices, so the anthology doesn't feel at all like it is targeting a specific gender.” - Leanne Wain, Librarian
|Publication date:||3rd April 2014|
|Publisher:||Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Anthologies, Historical Fiction|
|Other Categories:||The First World War|
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