The Button War (Library Binding)

A Tale of the Great War

By Avi

Thorndike Press Large Print, 9781432853617

Publication Date: July 25, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/17/2020)
Hardcover (6/12/2018)
Compact Disc (6/12/2018)
Compact Disc (6/12/2018)
MP3 CD (6/12/2018)

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In a tiny Russian-occupied Polish village, twelve-year-old Patryk and his friends entertain themselves with dares -- some more harmful than others -- until Germans bomb the schoolhouse and the Great War crashes in. The ringleader of the friends devises the best dare yet: whichever boy steals the finest military button will be king. Newbery Medalist Avi delivers an unflinching tale of boys in wartime determined to prove themselves with a dare that spins disastrously out of control.