The Guns of Easter

by Gerard Whelan (author)

Suitable for 11 - 12 years

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A city divided by the Easter Rising. A boy with split loyalties. Can Jimmy cross battle-scarred Dublin? It’s 1916. Europe is at war. From the poverty of the Dublin slums, twelve-year-old Jimmy Conway thinks it’s all glorious. He worships the British Army. His own dad is away fighting. But then conflict strikes Dublin. Rebels seize the General Post Office, calling for a free Ireland. Suddenly Jimmy doesn’t know which side he’s on. His uncle is one of the rebels, standing against the English. But in Jimmy’s heart, he’s still loyal to his dad. And now he must cross the war zone – dodging rebel bullets and army patrols…

  • A classic story of courage in the Easter Rising
  • Winner of a Bisto Merit and Eilís Dillon Award
  • Vivid historical fiction for fans of Brian Gallagher
  • Gerard Whelan’s other books include War Children

“We sweat it out with Jimmy as he confronts horror at every turn.” Tribune

“A fine, humane anti-war novel.” Books Ireland

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Catalogue number

872 in Setanta Primary November 2020, 3045 in Schools Catalogue 2020/21 and 355 in Setanta Primary September 2020






O'Brien Press Ltd

Date published

March 1st, 1996

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.1; Middle years; 6.0 points




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