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Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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This Smarties Prize-winning picture book about a trench football game shows you the First World War in powerful simplicity. Four friends from rural Suffolk go away to fight at the Front. They confront the German soldiers and the mud, cold, death and vermin of the trenches. But one Christmas Day, an incredible thing happens. One by one, soldiers from both sides emerge from their trenches and put aside the war. Together, they play a historic game of football in No Man’s Land… No book gets you closer to the reality of the war than this moving true story, which includes historical notes.

“A masterpiece.” Times Literary Supplement

“Foreman tells this harrowing story with truth and simplicity… an unforgettable experience.” Guardian

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Pavilion Children's Books

Date published

October 23rd, 2006

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  1. Roger Sun
    on 22 August 2014


    this book was really sad :-( because he died.

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  1. Avatar owl 761790

    on 9 March 2014

    A beautiful and moving story set in the trenches of WW1 with extraordinary watercolour illustrations.

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    on 23 October 2012

    This book was excitng and would be good for people who are interested in history.

    Jude, aged 8