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Publisher Description

In a powerful collection, eleven internationally acclaimed fiction writers draw on personal objects to bring the First World War to life for listeners of all ages.

A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the remarkable authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories that go to the heart of the human experience of World War I. Each author was invited to choose an object that had a connection to the war - a writing kit for David Almond, a helmet for Michael Morpurgo - and use it as the inspiration for an original short story. What results is an extraordinary collection, illustrated throughout by the award-winning Jim Kay and featuring photographs of the objects with accounts of their history and the authors' reasons for selecting them. A blend of fiction and real-life events, this unique anthology provides young listeners with a personal window into the Great War and the people affected by it, and serves as an invaluable resource for families and teachers alike.

GENRE
Kids & Young Adults
NARRATOR
Nico Evers-Swindell, JD Jackson, Gerard Doyle, Richard Halverson
LENGTH
06:23
hr min
RELEASED
2015
April 14
PUBLISHER
Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
280.1
MB