1300 36 33 32

Deborah Ellis has been widely praised for her books about children in war-torn countries. Now, she turns her attention closer to home, to American and Canadian children whose parents are soldiers fighting or who have fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. In frank and illuminating interviews, they talk about how this experience has marked and shaped their lives. Twelve-year-old Darby finds comfort in sending everyday items like Twizzlers and wet wipes to a dad whose life doesn t include simple pleasures or a daily bath. Now that 10-year-old Mary s father is home, he sits alone in his bedroom with his computer instead of hanging out with the family like he used to do. Interviewed on military bases, in the streets, in their homes, and over the phone, the children speak with remarkable candor about how war has touched their daily lives, reminding readers that although they may be living safely in North America, children always suffer when nations go to war."

Buy Off to War book by Deborah Ellis from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780888998941
ISBN-10: 0888998945
Format: Hardback
(219mm x 149mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Groundwood Books
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: Canada

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Off to War book by Deborah Ellis and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Books By Author Deborah Ellis

Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis

Moon at Nine

Paperback, April 2016
$20.38
Cat at the Wall by Deborah Ellis

The Cat at the Wall

Paperback, September 2015
$15.29
Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

The Breadwinner

Hardback, July 2015
$35.47
Mud City by Deborah Ellis

Mud City

Hardback, July 2015
$35.47