Shooting at the stars : the Christmas truce of 1914
221005s2014 nyua c b 001 1 eng d
|aShooting at the stars :|bthe Christmas truce of 1914 /|cJohn Hendrix.
|aThe Christmas truce of 1914
|aNew York :|bAbrams Books for Young Readers,|c2014.
|a39 p. :|bcol. ill. ;|c26 x 29 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIn 1914 France, a British soldier writes to his mother about the strange events of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, when German and Allied soldiers met on neutral ground to share songs, food, and fun. Includes historical notes and glossary.
Shooting at the Stars is the moving story of a young British soldier on the front lines during World War I who experiences an unforgettable Christmas Eve. In a letter home to his mother, he describes how, despite fierce fighting earlier from both sides, Allied and German soldiers ceased firing and came together on the battlefield to celebrate the holiday. They sang carols, exchanged gifts, and even lit Christmas trees. But as the holiday came to a close, they returned to their separate trenches to await orders for the war to begin again.John Hendrix wonderfully brings this story to life, interweaving fact and fiction along with his detailed illustrations and hand-lettered text. His story celebrates the humanity and kindness that can persist even during the darkest periods of our history. Back matter includes a glossary, additional information about World War I and the Christmas Truce and its aftermath, and an archival photograph taken during the Truce.商品除瑕疵品外，恕不接受退換貨因拍攝略有色差，圖片僅供參考，顏色請以實際收到商品為準
John Hendrix’s books include John Brown: His Fight for Freedom, a Publishers Weekly Best Book and New York Public Library Top 100 Book, and Nurse, Soldier, Spy, by Marissa Moss, which received a Eureka! Children’s Book Award and Booklist Editor’s Choice Award. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.