War Boy: A Country Childhood (Puffin Books)

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9780140342994: War Boy: A Country Childhood (Puffin Books)

Michael Foreman woke up when an incendiary bomb dropped through the roof of his Lowestoft home. Luckily, it missed his bed by inches, bounced off the floor and exploded up the chimney. So begins Michael's fascinating, brilliantly illustrated tale of growing up on the Suffolk frontline during World War II. He tells how he and his friends and family coped with bombing raids and deadly doodlebugs, how gas masks were great for making rude noises, and how nothing could beat rabbit pie! ' ...vivid, humorous and touching' - "Guardian".

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Michael Foreman is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator.

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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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Foreman, Michael
Published by 1991-03-18. (1991)
ISBN 10: 0140342990 ISBN 13: 9780140342994
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Book Description 1991-03-18., 1991. Book Condition: New. Puffin. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 96pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1742012

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