A collection of short stories that address the first world war from a world of diverse and astute angles... painterly, and lovely, and very much worthwhile.
Tony Bradman has commissioned an anthology of new stories by contemporary children's writers... it's high calibre stuff... powerful. (Children's Book of the Week)
Malorie Blackman, Geraldine McCaughrean and many others share their stories of soldiers, life in the trenches and the people left at home in a collection which shows the horror but also the camaraderie of war.
Not to be missed.
A serious book... but along with the horror and waste it is people's capacity to care for each other that remains most vividly with the reader. Well worth reading.
A stand out. Fine stories by Tim Bowler and Malorie Blackman.
A labour of love... 12 stories by some of our best-loved authors... takes in the wide diversity of those who fought.
A collection of short stories from some of the best children's and young people's writers in the business... deeply personal and devastatingly unique... informative and emotional... respectful and somber... full of the type of human spirit that always seems to shine through in times of enormous trial or hardship... an excellent job on conveying the tragedy and impact of the Great War.
The range of authors and subjects is excellent... a wide cross-section of people and perspectives which will broaden the reader's understanding of the war.
A collection of short stories from some of the best children's writers and young people's writers in the business. Informative and emotional... respectful and somber... an excellent job of conveying the tragedy and impact of the Great War.
An invaluable read
Moments of profundity... the stories frequently bring to life the disjunction between the idea of the glorious return and the reality of the dreadful mental toll the years of fighting often took.
A dozen acclaimed writers... powerfully explore the experience of the trenches, the legacy of psychological damage and the contribution of those left at home.
Each tale is unique, informative and emotional.
A tearful, gritty and engrossing anthology... expertly compiled by Tony Bradman... if 'Stories of WW1' isn't on every public and school library bookshelf then it should be.
Tony Bradman has gathered together a dozen of our best writers for young people... you'll be both moved and surprised, and you'll learn a great deal without ever feeling bored or lectured. Every story feels personal and heartfelt... all of them will make you think. * * * * *