And the Soldiers Sang
You will be home before the leaves have fallen from the trees. So said Kaiser Wilhelm II to his German army in August 1914. But World War I would rage for more than 4 years, taking the lives of nearly 10 million soldiers. Some of the most unrelenting combat was waged along the infamous Western Front, where, for one unforgettable Christmas in 1914, enemies set guns aside and came together in friendship. And the Soldiers Sang, written by J. Patrick Lewis, recounts this unlikely truce through the perspective of a young soldier named Owen Davies, who travels from the green country of Wales to the muddy battlefields of Belgium.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Climbing-books - LibraryThing
I would say that this book is appropriate for 5th or 6th graders. The war theme can be frightening, if not particularly graphic, in this book. None of the pictures are expressly violent, but the ... Read full review
Review: And the Soldiers SangUser Review - Goodreads
There are some amazing images in this book brought to life by Gary Kelley. It is, however, a brutal book which may play better before adult eyes than those of a child. The gruesome realities of WWI brought to light. A night of peace contrasted with the nightmare of this war. Read full review