Archie's War

By Marcia Williams; Belle Yang; Marcia Williams (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763635329, 48pp.)

Publication Date: November 2007

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Description

Marcia Williams captures the Great War through a child’s eyes with a fascinating fictional scrapbook including real mementos of the day.

Meet ten-year-old Archie, his family, and best friend in a scrapbook Archie has made himself, full of comic strips and plenty of other memorabilia. The year is 1914, and as the Great War begins, Archie’s scrapbook reflects the war’s impact on his life and on those who write back from the front. Marcia Williams retains her humor and energy as she employs a new collage style to present an intimate and compelling view of the First World War and its era.




About the Author
Marcia Williams has retold many classics for children, including CHARLES DICKENS AND FRIENDS; TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE; GREEK MYTHS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN; THE ILIAD AND THE ODYSSEY; and BRAVO, MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE! Of this book, she says, "Working on the Old Testament has been a joy. The tales are so rich, it is always possible to find something new within them. Yet, at the same time, they have all the comfort of the familiar." She lives in London.

Belle Yang is the author of the popular illustrated books Hannah Is My Name, The Odyssey of a Manchurian, and Baba: A Return to China Upon My Father s Shoulders. She lives in Carmel, California.

Marcia Williams has retold many classics for children, including CHARLES DICKENS AND FRIENDS; TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE; GREEK MYTHS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN; THE ILIAD AND THE ODYSSEY; and BRAVO, MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE! Of this book, she says, "Working on the Old Testament has been a joy. The tales are so rich, it is always possible to find something new within them. Yet, at the same time, they have all the comfort of the familiar." She lives in London.
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