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Description - War Boy: A Wartime Childhood by Michael Foreman

A special new edition of Michael Foreman's award-winning memoirs about his wartime childhood. 'I woke up when the bomb came through the roof. It came through at an angle, overflew my bed by inches, bounced up over my mother's bed, hit the mirror, dropped into the grate and exploded up the chimney.' the Second World War is an exciting time for a young boy growing up in a small town in Suffolk - sometimes far too exciting! Life during wartime is vividly brought to life in this personal story filled with childhood memories - from hiding in air-raid shelters to playing in the bombed-out ruins and the arrival of American soldiers. War Boy is a modern classic that combines a touching personal story with factual information and wonderful illustrations. Ages 10+ Also available: War Game (1843650894), After the War Was Over (1843650886), Farm Boy (1843650908) and Billy the Kid (184458366X). 190x260mm 96pp

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843650874
ISBN-10: 1843650878
Format: Paperback
(188mm x 259mm x 10mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Pavilion Children's Books
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman's numerous books for children have earned him widespread recognition as one of the world's leading illustrators. He has worked on a vast range of children's books, and has collaborated with Terry Jones on all of his books for children. His own books have won numerous awards, including the Kate Greenaway Award for War Boy and the Smarties Prize for War Game. More recently he has illustrated The Knight and the Squire and The Lady and the Squire, both by Terry Jones. He has also illustrated many classic stories including Peter Pan and Wendy, The Wind in the Willows and Classic Fairy Tales all published by Pavilion Children's Books.

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