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The good son : a story from the First World War, told in miniature /

by Ober, Pierre-Jacques, 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.
Subject(s): 1914-1918 | Desertion, Military. | Military desertion / France / Fiction / Comic books, strips, etc. | Australian fiction. | Soldiers / France / Fiction. | World War, 1914-1918 / Campaigns / Western Front / Fiction. | World War, 1914-1918 / Desertions / Fiction. | World War, 1914-1918 / France / Fiction. | Military campaigns. | Soldiers. | Prisoners. | Military discipline. | Soldiers / France / Fiction / Comic books, strips, etc. | World War, 1914-1918 / Campaigns / Western Front / Fiction / Comic books, strips, etc. | World War, 1914-1918 / Desertions / Fiction / Comic books, strips, etc. | World War, 1914-1918 / France / Fiction / Comic books, strips, etc. | Australian fiction. | World War, 1914-1918 / France / Pictorial works / Juvenile fiction. | World War, 1914-1918 / Campaigns / Western Front / Pictorial works / Juvenile fiction. | Desertion, Military / France / Pictorial works / Juvenile fiction. | World War, 1914-1918 / Desertions / Pictorial works / Juvenile fiction. | Soldiers / France / Pictorial works / Juvenile fiction. | Picture books. | War fiction. | Desertion, Military / France / Fiction. | Historical fiction. | War stories. | World War, 1914-1918 / Campaigns / France / Juvenile fiction. | Military discipline / Juvenile fiction. | Prisoners / Juvenile fiction. | World War, 1914-1918 / Campaigns / Western Front / Juvenile fiction. | Desertion, Military / France / Juvenile fiction. | World War, 1914-1918 / Desertions / Juvenile fiction. | Soldiers / France / Juvenile fiction. | World War, 1914-1918 / France / Juvenile fiction. | Western Front (World War (1914-1918)) | France. | Picture books. | Children's stories | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | War fiction. | Historical fiction.
List(s) this item appears in: Australian Children's Books
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Book Melbourne Athenaeum Library
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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.

Ages: 9+

CBCA Children's Book of the Year Awards, Picture Book of the Year, Shortlisted Book, 2020.

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