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Archie's War

Written by Marcia Williams

Key Stage 2 History Warfare / Battles

LoveReading View on Archie's War

Archie's War provides an astonishing insight into what it was like to be a 10 year old child in one of the most important moments in history - the First World War that began in 1914. With its striking scrapbook style - containing flaps and fold-out letters - Archie's War is fun, informative and instantly accessible to a young audience. In the years that follow, until the war ends in 1918, he writes in the book and we experience life through Archie's eyes and learn about his world and his family in an exhilarating collage of strip comics, doodles, drawings, cartoon characters, mementoes, photos, thoughts and jokes.

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Archie's War Synopsis

When 10-year-old Archie Albright is given a scrapbook for his birthday in April 1914, he thinks he'll fill it with comics, souveniers and funny stories about his family. But then, on 3 August 1914, war breaks out, and his life changes for ever. Archie tells the story of the First World War from his point of view, filling his scrapbook with anecdotes about life in London's East End, newspaper clippings, letters from his dad and uncle who are fighting in France, and his own war-inspired comic strips.

Archie's War is funny, touching and accessible, and gives a unique insight into what life was life for a child during the First World War.

Archie's War Press Reviews

Archie's scrapbook is a thing of beauty. - The Observer


Book Information

ISBN: 9781406352689
Publication date: 5th October 2009
Author: Marcia Williams
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 48 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: History, Warfare / Battles

About Marcia Williams

Marcia Williams' mother was a writer and her father was a playwright and theatre director. She spent the early part of her life in Canton, Hong Kong, Nigeria and the Middle East with her mother and diplomat stepfather. She loved books from an early age and remembers being read to almost every night; "I would often be scared, especially by fairy tales, but I never wanted the stories to end." She went to boarding school in Sussex, from where she sent weekly illustrated letters to her parents overseas.Marcia didn't receive any formal art training. She calls herself "an obsessive ...

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