Winner of the Nami Concours prize, this stunningly illustrated and bold work is an excellent resource for facilitating difficult yet necessary discussions about wars that continue to be fought around the world. ---from the publisher
64 pages 978-1771647267 Ages 9-12
Keywords: war, military, violence, difficult topics, metaphor, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, Social Studies Curriculum
“The frank but thoughtful wording and masterfully abstracted illustrations will provide an opportunity for caregivers to broach the heavy subject matter in a safe environment …. Powerful.” — Kirkus (Starred)
An award-winning, stunningly illustrated, sober depiction of war.
A recipient of the prestigious Nami Concours prize, this remarkable book of striking, often surreal illustrations and sparse prose reveals the many sides of war: where it comes from, how it creeps up on us, and how it destroys everything in its wake.
This evocative and bold work is an excellent resource for educators in facilitating difficult yet necessary discussions about wars that continue to be fought around the world.
As Deborah Ellis, author of the Breadwinner series, says: “If children are tough enough to be bombed and starved, they’re tough enough to read about it.”---from the publisher