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Author Ober, Pierre-Jacques, author.

Title The good son : a story from the First World War, told in miniature / Pierre-Jacques Ober ; illustrated by Jules Ober and Felicity Coonan.

Publication Info. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Studio, an imprint of Candlewick Press 2019
copyright 2019

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Edition First US edition.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm
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Indexed In: Junior Library Guild
Summary 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.
Audience Ages 14 & up.
Grades 9 & up.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)
Subject Comic books, strips, etc.
Desertion, Military -- France -- Juvenile fiction -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Soldiers -- France -- Juvenile fiction -- Comic books, strips, etc.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Western Front -- Juvenile fiction -- Comic books, strips, etc.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Desertions -- Juvenile fiction. -- Comic books, strips, etc.
World War, 1914-1918 -- France -- Juvenile fiction -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Desertion, Military -- France -- Fiction -- Comic books, strips, etc.
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.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Military desertion -- France -- Fiction -- Comic books, strips, etc.
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.
Added Author Ober, Jules, illustrator.
Coonan, Felicity, illustrator.
ISBN 9781536204827 (hardcover) : 17.85

 
    
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