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Five Children on the Western Front

Kate Saunders

Five Children on the Western Front is Kate Saunder’s incredible, heart-wrenching sequel to E. Nesbit’s Five Children and It, set on the eve of the First World War. The five children have grown up – war will change their lives for ever.

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£7.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571342327
Date Published
05.10.2017
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Summary

An incredible, heart-wrenching sequel to E. Nesbit’s Five Children and It, set on the eve of the First World War. The five children have grown up – war will change their lives for ever.

Cyril is off to fight, Anthea is at art college, Robert is a Cambridge scholar and Jane is at high school. The Lamb is the grown up age of 11, and he has a little sister, Edith, in tow. The sand fairy has become a creature of stories … until he suddenly reappears. The siblings are pleased to have something to take their minds off the war, but this time the Psammead is here for a reason, and his magic might have a more serious purpose.

Before this last adventure ends, all will be changed, and the two younger children will have seen the Great War from every possible viewpoint – factory-workers, soldiers and sailors, nurses and the people left at home, and the war’s impact will be felt right at the heart of their family.

Critic Reviews

Outstanding 2015 Costa children's winner asks deep questions about courage and tyranny.

Independent
Critic Reviews

It is an irresistible read for a wide range of readers . . . Comfortably blending fantasy elements with an English period piece about a close family, Saunders doesn’t shy from the tragedies of WWI, but handles them with a tender sadness, eschewing any hints of sentimentality or melodrama.

Publishers Weekly
Critic Reviews

A dramatic, heartrending look at World War I’s far-reaching consequences for families and individuals. This book will appeal to both historical fiction and fantasy fans.

School Library Journal
Critic Reviews

Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2017. *Designated Outstanding Merit

Bank Street College of Education and Children’s Book Committee
KateSaunders

Kate Saunders has been writing children’s books for two decades and her backlist includes classics such as Beswitched, Magicalamity, The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop and The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix, with her 10th book for children, The Great Reindeer Disaster, publishing this Christmas. She began with the Belfry Witches series, packed with humour and magic, themes that have remained…

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