Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Hartnett, Sonya.
Cambridge : Candlewick Press, 2006
IL 5-8, RL 5.0
ISBN 0763629375
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A young soldier deserts his post in WWI France. Blinded with exhaustion, he is found by two French children. The young girls come to his aid, offering food and clothing. Confiding in their older brother, they try to determine a way to help the young man find his way across the channel. Should the soldier be caught, he could be sentenced to death for desertion. Do the children find a way for the soldier to reach the land across the channel or is he caught before he can make the journey?

Through touching stories the young soldier describes the tragedy of war and the strength peace can offer. The use of his good luck charm, a silver donkey, provides an avenue to tell his stories offering hope and peace. (Catherine Ryan, NEC, Henniker)

SUBJECTS:     World War, 1914-1918 -- France -- Fiction.
                        Storytelling -- Fiction.
                        Soldiers -- Fiction.
                        Conduct of life -- Fiction.
                        France -- History -- 1914-1940 -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.

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