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Nov 05 2018

World War 1 : The story behind the war that shook the world by Nick Hunter

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Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2018. ISBN 9781526600882
(Age: Younger readers) Recommended. Themes: World War 1. Produced in conjunction with the UK National Archives, this Bloomsbury publication creates a simple overview of the First World War for younger readers. Giving a simple explanation of the reasons for the war, and the events and places that are now part of our consciousness from this terrible time in history, this is a book for young readers to explain the detail of the Great War. Each double page includes pictures from the Archives and also images of relics from the era, with a particular focus on the British experience. (There is a small mention of Australia's involvement at Gallipoli.)
This book is written in an easy-to-read magazine style, with short excerpts of information and multiple pictures with clear captions and is easily consumed from cover to cover, or as a quick reference book. The index would enable young readers to search for information as required for school tasks.
Carolyn Hull

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