A spectacularly illustrated story about war and friendship.
Tortot is a cold-hearted field cook who goes off to war. Soldiers drop like flies around him but Tortot just doesn't care. Until, that is, he finds a deserter in his kitchen: a boy who has lost his brothers and his legs in battle. Tortot feels no real sympathy for him, but decides to shelter him for one night. It's a decision that will change him for ever... ---from the publisher
240 pages 9781782691549 Ages 12 and up
Keywords: war, loyalty, military, feelings, empathy, compassion, friends, friendship, love, redemption, helping others, Social Emotional Learning SEL, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, 15 year old, translated literature, translation