One of the most unusual and affecting war memories ever published: World War II as seen through the eyes of a little boy. Full-color illustrations.
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Michael Foreman is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator.From Publishers Weekly:
Foreman, a much-lauded watercolor illustrator, has put together a book of reminiscence. Set in Suffolk during World War II, when Foreman was very young, the stories meander among small, intriguing details. Bomb shelters, local characters and sweetshop treats are remembered and enlivened with beautiful, evocative illustrations. Foreman's sketches and full-color watercolors are sprinkled across the wide format, while reproductions of airplane specifications and other period details keep this from looking like just another picture book. Similar to Roald Dahl's autobiographical Boy and Going Solo, the book combines pictures and quirky, sometimes dark memories in a not-strictly chronological fashion. Like Dahl's stories, however, Foreman's memoirs charm and amuse while giving a close and personal view of the war. Altogether, this is an unusual and enjoyable book whose audience, while nonspecific, spans age groups and interests. All ages.
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Book Description Arcade Pub, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1559700491
Book Description Arcade Pub, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1559700491
Book Description Arcade Pub, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111559700491