The good son : a story from the First World War, told in miniature /Edition statement:First US edition. Published by : Candlewick Studio, an imprint of Candlewick Press, (Somerville, Mass. :) , 2019 Physical details: 104 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm. ISBN:9781536204827; 153620482X.
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''Based on true events.''--Cover.
It is Christmastime, 1914, and World War I rages. A young French soldier named Pierre had quietly left his regiment to visit his family for two days, and when he returned, he was imprisoned. Now he faces execution for desertion, and as he waits in isolation, he meditates on big questions: the nature of patriotism, the horrors of war, the joys of friendship, the love of family, and how even in times of danger, there is a whole world inside every one of us. And how sometimes that world is the only refuge. Its publication coinciding with the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, this moving and sparely narrated story, based on true events, is reenacted in fascinating miniature scenes that convey the emotional complexity of the tale. Notes from the creators explore the innovative process and their personal connection to the story.
CBCA Children's Book of the Year Awards, Picture Book of the Year, Shortlisted Book, 2020.