The Christmas Truce by Hilary Robinson & The Best Christmas Present in the World by Michael Morpurgo

The Christmas Truce by Hilary Robinson (Author),‎ Martin Impey (Illustrator)

Paperback: 36 pages

Age Range: 5 – 7 years

Publisher: Strauss House Productions;

SHORTLISTED SHEFFIELD CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD 2015. SHORTLISTED THE PEOPLE’S BOOK PRIZE 2015. It’s Christmas Eve 1914. A group of tired soldiers start singing Stille Nacht. Soldiers the other side of No Man’s Land respond with Silent Night. The next day, soldiers on both sides put down their weapons and celebrate the spirit of Christmas Day with a friendly football match. In the sequel to the hugely popular Where The Poppies Now Grow, The Christmas Truce finds soldiers Ben and Ray shaking hands in friendship with Karl and Lars, a tribute to that remarkable moment in history when, for one day, peace found a place.

 

 

Also see:

The Best Christmas Present in the World by Michael Morpurgo (Author),‎ Michael Foreman (Illustrator)

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In The Best Christmas Present in the World, War Horse author Michael Morpurgo revisits the trenches to tell the haunting story of Christmas 1914 when soldiers on both sides put down their weapons in honour of Christmas Day.

This is the story that also moved Carol Ann Duffy to write The Christmas Truce and Hilary Robinson to write The Christmas Truce: The Place Where Peace Was Found.

 

A typically spellbinding tale from the former Children’s Laureate. This vivid and emotive war story is matched by the stunning artwork from Michael Foreman (War Boy, War Game). A picture book not to be missed at Christmas time. Perfect for kids aged 5 and up.

Look out for Michael’s other Christmas titles:

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

The Goose is Getting Fat

The Best Christmas Present in the World

The Best of Times