A unique, highly-illustrated evocation of a soldier's experience of World War One for younger children produced in time for the 2014 centenary and based around the real-life experiences of Charlie Manning, grandfather of the book's award-winning author, Mick Manning
Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom are a creative team who work together on both text and illustration. Together they have produced many titles for Franklin Watts and won many awards, including the Silver Smarties prize for The World Is Full of Babies, the TES information book award for What,s Under the Bed and the English Association non-fiction award for Wash, Scrub, Brush! and Voices of the Rainforest. They live in the Scottish Borders.
32 thoughtfully and attractively designed pages include appealing
bite-sized chunks of text, photographs, cartoons, cigarette cards
and good full colour illustrations... highly recommended.
Lively and compelling.
Full of pictures, photographs, maps and ephemera... this is an excellent introduction to, and moving account of, the Great War as it affected one family through generations.
Moving and informative... interspersed with real ephemera, photos and postcards, adding authenticity to the account.